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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tell them what you think about COX

Cable Franchise Survey Will Be Closing Soon

“The City Council Cable, Telecommunications, and Technology Committee, is overseeing the renewal process for the current Orleans Parish Cable Television Franchise which is up for renewal this year. Citizens are encouraged to participate in a survey prepared to help the City Council evaluate the performance of Cox Communications, the current cable television provider for Orleans Parish.

We want to hear from citizens. Our public engagement process will include an online survey and public hearings. I am asking all my constituents to take a moment to answer the online survey. Please note that this survey will be closing on Tuesday July 12.

You can participate in public hearings by attending the Cable and Telecommunications Committee meetings to be held in the Council Chambers at 10am on the following Mondays: August 22, and September 26.

Cox has a non-exclusive franchise to operate in Orleans Parish. The non-exclusive franchise was initially granted in the mid-1980s and renewed in 1995. Federal law governs cable television franchises and designates citizen input as a step in the local renewal process. The public input gathered will be used in the renewal evaluation process. Federal law does not allow the City Council to set subscriber rates; therefore the Council has no influence over a Cox subscriber's monthly bill.

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Thank you for your cooperation,
Susan G. Guidry

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