CAP Comcast

Between 2014-2016 the CAP (Corporate Accountability Project) Comcast campaign focused on securing a variety of demands from the Comcast Corporation as it negotiated a franchise agreement with its hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Comcast’s franchise agreement, set for and renegotiated every 15 years, gives the company permission to use public “right-of-way” to operate its cable system and deliver cable service. Thanks to the work of Media Mobilizing Project, in collaboration with a broad coalition of activists, residents, policymakers, media producers, and public sector workers negotiated a franchise renewal agreement that delivered unprecedented benefits to the city of Philadelphia. Fundamentally, the CAP Comcast campaign was central to ensuring that the franchise agreement expanded affordable and free Internet access, increased customer service commitments, and provided more substantive protections for cable and Internet workers, among other benefits.

Highlights from the campaign:

CAP Comcast and Fair Franchises Updates

The CAP Comcast coalition platform

Press coverage of the campaign

Video from the campaign