Cable Franchise Agreements

In 2012, the NH Broadband Mapping & Planning Program (NHBMPP) completed a statewide inventory of municipal Cable Franchise Agreements. The results are presented below, in the form of a listing of the individual municipal agreements collected, and a summary table reporting common elements extracted from those individual documents.

By NH RSA 53-C, each community is required to enter into an agreement for access to cable and to establish terms for that access. These terms are recorded in the Cable Franchise Agreement (CFA). Access to cable is technically access to video distribution, but the reality of today's technology is that cable infrastructure also provides internet access.

Therefore, the CFA has implications for, but does not directly represent, internet access. Guidance for towns in the process of initiating or updating CFAs is sometimes provided through legal consultation, or from the New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media. However, many communities have few resources to draw upon when reviewing an agreement. We hope that the CFA inventory will serve as an additional reference for communities negotiating a CFA.

If your community has an updated CFA, we encourage you to submit it to the NHBMPP so that we may maintain an effective and timely resource for communities in New Hampshire.

The town and franchisee name columns below are sortable by clicking on the title.

Town Ending Year Duration Franchisee Namesort descending Filed Document Key details
Newington 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Newington_2008.pdf View CFA details
Goffstown 2011 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Goffstown_2011.pdf View CFA details
Portsmouth 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Portsmouth_2008.pdf View CFA details
Peterborough 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Peterborough_2009.pdf View CFA details
Concord 2015 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Concord_2005.pdf View CFA details
Plaistow 2015 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Plaistow_2010.pdf View CFA details
Hooksett 2012 8 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hooksett_2012.pdf View CFA details
Rye 2016 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Rye_2011.pdf View CFA details
Richmond 2018 0 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Richmond_1990.pdf View CFA details
Londonderry 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Londonderry_2009.pdf View CFA details
Salem 2012 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Salem_2005.PDF View CFA details
Manchester 2015 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Manchester_2015.pdf View CFA details
Windham 2018 0 Comcast View CFA details
New Boston 2013 10 Comcast View CFA details
Raymond 2022 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Raymond_2022.pdf View CFA details
Sharon 2021 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Sharon_2011.pdf View CFA details
Weare 2015 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Weare_2015.PDF View CFA details
Hanover 2014 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hanover_2004.pdf View CFA details
Pembroke 2018 6 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Pembroke_2012.pdf View CFA details
Sunapee 2015 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Sunapee_2008.pdf View CFA details
Grantham 2018 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Grantham_2003.pdf View CFA details
Temple 2018 0 Comcast View CFA details
Plainfield 2012 8 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Plainfield_2004.pdf View CFA details
New London 2016 7 Comcast View CFA details
Walpole 2018 0 Comcast View CFA details
Claremont 2017 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Claremont_2010.pdf View CFA details
Winchester 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Winchester_2007.pdf View CFA details
Alstead 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Alstead_2008.pdf View CFA details
Wilmot 2021 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Wilmot_2006.pdf View CFA details
Windsor 2018 0 Comcast View CFA details
Antrim 2005 25 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Antrim_1980.pdf View CFA details
Newport 2017 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Newport_2008.pdf View CFA details
Dover 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Dover_2007.pdf View CFA details
Bennington 2014 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Bennington_2009.pdf View CFA details
Enfield 2015 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Enfield_2010.pdf View CFA details
Durham 2012 12 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Durham_2000.pdf View CFA details
Lee 2016 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Lee_2011.pdf View CFA details
Andover 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Andover_2007.pdf View CFA details
Chesterfield 2018 0 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Chesterfield_1982.pdf View CFA details
Madbury 2015 8 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Madbury_.pdf View CFA details