Rockland to prep for franchise talks with Spectrum

By Stephen Betts | Dec 31, 2018

Rockland — Rockland city councilors are scheduled to meet Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, to discuss their negotiation strategy for a new franchise agreement with Spectrum.

Rockland's prior franchise agreement with a cable television provider was signed in 1996 with Frontiervision. That agreement has long since expired.

The City Council is scheduled to meet in a closed-door session at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, with consultant Michael Edgecomb. Edgecomb, who worked in the cable industry for 36 years, will present a draft agreement that the city may present to Spectrum to start negotiations.

The closed-door session is being held because the city does not want to unveil its negotiation stance before it is presented to Spectrum,

Following that closed-door meeting, councilors will hold a workshop on the proposed business park zone being considered for land between Pleasant Street and Holmes Street.

The council voted 3-2 at its Dec. 10 meeting to postpone a final vote on the rezoning until a workshop could be held where the public could talk over the issue with municipal officials. A final vote could be held Jan. 14.

Comments (2)
Posted by: ALBERT E COLSON | Jan 01, 2019 17:29

I agree Francis , Albert now pays $111.20 dollars a month for his news , but just smartened up and going wireless now with internet and getting rid of cable next month . Joan

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Dec 31, 2018 11:18

How about getting a cable company that doesn't Jack the price up every couple of months.

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