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
Hudson 2022 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Hudson2012.pdf View CFA details
Jaffrey 2018 0 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Jaffrey_2010.pdf View CFA details
Jaffrey 2020 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Jaffrey_2010.pdf View CFA details
Jefferson 2019 15 Time Warner View CFA details
Keene 2018 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Keene_2003.pdf View CFA details
Kensington 2014 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Kensington_2009.pdf View CFA details
Laconia 2010 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Laconia_2000.pdf View CFA details
Langdon 2020 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Langdon_2005.pdf View CFA details
Lebanon 2018 0 Other PDF icon CFA_Lebanon_1956.pdf View CFA details
Lee 2016 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Lee_2011.pdf View CFA details
Lisbon 2016 11 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Lisbon_2005.pdf View CFA details
Litchfield 2021 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Litchfield.pdf View CFA details
Littleton 2016 11 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Littleton_2002.pdf View CFA details
Londonderry 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Londonderry_2009.pdf View CFA details
Loudon 2012 20 Other PDF icon CFA_Loudon_1992.pdf View CFA details
Madbury 2015 8 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Madbury_.pdf View CFA details
Madison 2018 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Madison_2003.pdf View CFA details
Manchester 2015 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Manchester_2015.pdf View CFA details
Marlborough 2018 0 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Marlborough_2003.pdf View CFA details
Marlborough 2018 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Marlborough_2003.pdf View CFA details
Meredith 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Meredith_2000.pdf View CFA details
Merrimack 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Merrimack2009.pdf View CFA details
Milford 2018 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Milford2012-11-09.pdf View CFA details
Monroe 2019 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Monroe_2004.pdf View CFA details
Moultonborough 2017 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Moultonborough_2001.pdf View CFA details
Nashua 2015 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Nashua2005-09-12.pdf View CFA details
New Boston 2013 10 Comcast View CFA details
New Durham 2002 15 MetroCast View CFA details
New Hampton 2012 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_New Hampton_2000.pdf View CFA details
New Ipswich 2002 15 Comcast View CFA details
New London 2016 7 Comcast View CFA details
Newbury 2003 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Newbury_1988.pdf View CFA details
Newfields 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Newfields_2008.pdf View CFA details
Newington 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Newington_2008.pdf View CFA details
Newmarket 2016 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Newmarket_2009.pdf View CFA details
Newport 2017 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Newport_2008.pdf View CFA details
Northfield 2013 13 MetroCast View CFA details
Northwood 2011 11 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Northwood_1999.pdf View CFA details
Nottingham 2010 20 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Nottingham_1990.pdf View CFA details
Orford 2010 1 Other PDF icon CFA_Orford_2009.pdf View CFA details