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Lambertville Committee To Review Cable Franchise Renewal, Seeks Public Input

The public is able to have their input.

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The City of Lambertville Broadband, Cable, and Telephone Advisory Committee announced it is currently reviewing the cable television franchise agreement with Comcast Cable.

The current agreement is set for renewal on October 5, 2025.

As part of the renewal process, the committee is inviting public input on Comcast’s compliance with its existing franchise terms.

The committee plans to hold public hearings to gather comments and concerns from Lambertville residents. The hearings are scheduled for March 18 at 1 p.m. and April 15 at 7 p.m. and are to be held at the Phillip Pittore Justice Center at 25 South Union Street.

For those unable to attend in person, the proceedings will be accessible via Zoom.

Residents wishing to express their views outside the hearings have the option to submit written comments to the City Clerk at 18 York Street in Lambertville by April 30.

Following the review and public comment phase, the committee will compile a report summarizing its findings on Comcast’s adherence to the franchise agreement. This report will be presented to the mayor and council as they consider a new agreement.

“Please note that this review only addresses matters related to cable television that are within the jurisdiction of the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and matters addressed within Comcast’s existing franchise, approved by the BPU on October 5, 2010.  In other words, issues related to basic cable installation, service quality, equipment, public, educational and government channels and service to City facilities. This inquiry cannot address issues related to rates, fees, programming content, wired broadband or telephone service provided by Comcast, or internet services as they are outside state and municipal jurisdiction,” according to the committee.

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