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.

Townsort descending Ending Year Duration Franchisee Name Filed Document Key details
Danbury 2017 10 Other PDF icon CFA_Danbury_2007.pdf View CFA details
Deerfield 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Deerfield_2013.pdf View CFA details
Deering 2006 25 Other PDF icon CFA_Deering_1981.pdf View CFA details
Derry 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Derry_2019.pdf View CFA details
Dorchester 2006 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Dorchester_1991.pdf View CFA details
Dover 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Dover_2007.pdf View CFA details
Dunbarton 2003 25 Other PDF icon CFA_Dunbarton_1988.pdf View CFA details
Durham 2012 12 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Durham_2000.pdf View CFA details
Effingham 2005 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Effingham_1990.pdf View CFA details
Enfield 2015 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Enfield_2010.pdf View CFA details
Epsom 2011 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Epsom_2001.pdf View CFA details
Exeter 2017 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Exeter_2010.pdf View CFA details
Fitzwilliam 1996 10 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Fitzwilliam_1986.pdf View CFA details
Francestown 2013 9 Other PDF icon CFA_Francestown_2004.pdf View CFA details
Franconia 2016 11 Time Warner View CFA details
Franklin 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Franklin_2002.pdf View CFA details
Freedom 2015 10 Other PDF icon CFA_Freedom_2005.pdf View CFA details
Fremont 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Fremont_2009.pdf View CFA details
Gilford 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Gilford_2000.pdf View CFA details
Gilmanton 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Gilmanton_2000.pdf View CFA details
Gilsum 2017 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Gilsum_2002.pdf View CFA details
Goffstown 2011 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Goffstown_2011.pdf View CFA details
Grantham 2018 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Grantham_2003.pdf View CFA details
Greenfield 2004 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Greenfield_1989.pdf View CFA details
Greenland 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Greenland_2007.pdf View CFA details
Greenville 2018 0 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Greenville_1988.pdf View CFA details
Hampstead 2013 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hampstead_1998.pdf View CFA details
Hampton Falls 2011 15 Comcast View CFA details
Hancock 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hancock_2009_Part_1.pdf View CFA details
Hanover 2014 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hanover_2004.pdf View CFA details
Haverhill 2013 11 Other PDF icon CFA_Haverhill_2002.pdf View CFA details
Hebron 2012 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Hebron_2002.pdf View CFA details
Henniker 2005 25 Other PDF icon CFA_Henniker_1980.pdf View CFA details
Hill 2017 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Hillsborough_1978.pdf View CFA details
Hillsboro 2003 25 Other PDF icon CFA_Hillsborough_1978.pdf View CFA details
Hinsdale 2010 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hinsdale_1995.pdf View CFA details
Holderness 2012 10 Other PDF icon CFA_Holderness_2000.pdf View CFA details
Hollis 2004 15 Other View CFA details
Hooksett 2012 8 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hooksett_2012.pdf View CFA details
Hopkinton 2015 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Hopkinton_1985.pdf View CFA details