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Cable Franchise / Regulatory
Mike Reardon
Cable Communications Officer

68 City Hall
15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN  55102

Ph: (651) 266-8870
Fx: (651) 266-8871

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
The City of Saint Paul administers the franchise for cable television within the City. This includes enforcing all provisions of the cable company's franchise contract with the City, such as:

The current franchise was granted in 1998 and will expire in 2013. The current franchise holder in
Saint Paul is Comcast

Per federal law, the City has a limited or nonexistent role in the regulation of the cable company's Internet and telephone services. The City does not have the authority to regulate the cable company's rates for any service other than the Basic Service Tier and the equipment required to provide that service.

The Saint Paul Legislative Code provides complete information about the terms and conditions of the cable franchise ordinance  -- Chapter 430.  In addition to Chapter 430, there is also the specific cable television franchise --  Appendix H, which directly pertains to Comcast, the City's current cable operator.   The Cable Franchise also contains both Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, E2 and E3 and Attachments 2A, 2C, 2F and 2G. In addition, there have been several settlement agreements and change of control of ownership  directly tied to the Cable Franchise.  They are:

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