The franchise agreement with Comcast is necessary so that Comcast can operate business in City right of ways for certain fees and considerations.
The City receives numerous request from the Public concerning Comcast as well as other internet and cable television providers.
This franchise agreement does not preclude any other provider from doing business in the City.
The question most often asked is, “Why City residents do not have access to high speed internet products like FIOS?”
After speaking with Verizon, the supplier of the FIOS service, it has been discovered that bringing FIOS to the City is simply not in their immediate business plan.