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In 2003, the Association entered a strategic partnership with Local Government Services, LLC to provide members technical assistance with cable franchise management.


  • Assistance in responding to applications for Certificate of Franchise Authority
  • Determining cable companies' compliance with existing franchise terms and conditions including franchise fee payment review
  • Conducting jurisdictional coding test to determine if cable companies have correctly coded all city streets and annexations in their customer billing records
  • Assistance for electric cities in negotiating pole attachment agreements and conducting pole count inventories
  • Assistance in the development of public, educational and governmental channels 
  • Assistance with negotiating tower leases