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
Alexandria 2015 10 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Alexandria_2005.pdf View CFA details
Allenstown 2015 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Allenstown_2005.pdf View CFA details
Alstead 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Alstead_2008.pdf View CFA details
Alton 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Alton_2000.pdf View CFA details
Andover 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Andover_2007.pdf View CFA details
Antrim 2005 25 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Antrim_1980.pdf View CFA details
Ashland 2021 7 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Ashland_2014.pdf View CFA details
Auburn 2017 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Auburn_2017.pdf View CFA details
Barnstead 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Barnstead_2000.pdf View CFA details
Barrington 2008 9 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Barrington_1999.pdf View CFA details
Bartlett 2010 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Bartlett_1995.pdf View CFA details
Bath 2018 15 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Bath_2003.pdf View CFA details
Bedford 2018 15 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Bedford_2003.pdf View CFA details
Belmont 2013 13 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Belmont_2000.pdf View CFA details
Bennington 2014 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Bennington_2009.pdf View CFA details
Bethlehem 2016 11 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Bethlehem_2005.pdf View CFA details
Boscawen 2015 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Boscawen_2010.pdf View CFA details
Bow 2016 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Bow_2006.pdf View CFA details
Bradford 2016 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Bradford_2001.pdf View CFA details
Brentwood 2015 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Brentwood_2005.pdf View CFA details
Bridgewater 2003 25 Other PDF icon CFA_Bridgewater_1978.pdf View CFA details
Bristol 2025 20 MetroCast PDF icon CFA_Bristol_2005.pdf View CFA details
Brookfield 2005 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Brookfield_1996.pdf View CFA details
Brookline 2021 10 Other PDF icon CFA_Brookline2011-01.pdf View CFA details
Campton 2012 10 Time Warner View CFA details
Canaan 2003 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Canaan_1988.pdf View CFA details
Candia 2018 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Candia_2018.pdf View CFA details
Canterbury 2011 20 Other PDF icon CFA_Canterbury_1991.pdf View CFA details
Carroll 2019 15 Other PDF icon CFA_Carroll_2005.pdf View CFA details
Carroll 2016 11 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Carroll_2005.pdf View CFA details
Center Harbor 2010 15 Other View CFA details
Charlestown 2020 0 Other PDF icon CFA_Charlestown_1987.pdf View CFA details
Chester 2013 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Chester_2013.pdf View CFA details
Chesterfield 2020 0 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Chesterfield_1982.pdf View CFA details
Chesterfield 2015 5 Argent Communications PDF icon CFA_Chesterfield_1982.pdf View CFA details
Chichester 2015 5 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Chichester_2010.pdf View CFA details
Claremont 2017 7 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Claremont_2010.pdf View CFA details
Concord 2015 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Concord_2005.pdf View CFA details
Conway 2020 10 Time Warner PDF icon CFA_Conway_2011.pdf View CFA details
Croydon 2019 10 Comcast PDF icon CFA_Croydon_2009.pdf View CFA details