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Date:
August 21, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Steve Huggenberger, Asst. City Attorney, 402-441-7286
Ed Hoffman, Telecomm/Cable Board Chair, 402-477-2233

Council to Hold Public Hearing on Transfer of Cable Franchise

The Lincoln City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, August 25 on a request to transfer the current cable television franchise held by Time Warner Cable to Comcast. The public hearing is part of the Council's regular meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board has recommended approval of the transfer with 23 conditions. The recommendation is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: cable).

The proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast is being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and a final regulatory decision is expected to occur later this year or early next year. Any decision by the City will be conditioned upon the FCC approval.

The Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council on general telecommunication policy issues, including those related to cable television. The Board also recently conducted a performance evaluation of Time Warner Cable, and that report is also available at the website.

All City Council meetings are carried live on 5 CITY-TV and available at 5tv.lincoln.ne.gov.

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.


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