Media Mobilizing Project Statement on Committee Passage of Historic Comcast Franchise Agreement

On Dec. 3rd, City Council’s Public Property Committee, chaired by Councilman Bobby Henon and with the support of all committee members, passed a 15-year Comcast communications franchise with far reaching public benefits for low-income communities, and for all Comcast customers, now and into the future. The franchise then received first reading before the full Council. The statement linked here can be attributed to Hannah Sassaman, Policy Director at Media Mobilizing Project, which coordinates the Corporate Accountability Project (CAP) Comcast campaign.

STATEMENT: On the City Council Resolution Calling for Council Hearings on Historic Comcast Communications Franchise

Today, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced, and City Council passed, a resolution authorizing the committees on Public Property and Public Works, and on Technology and Information Services, to hold hearings on a once-in-a-generation negotiation with the Comcast Corporation.

City Survey Asks: What Do We Need From Comcast

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology released a public survey, asking Philadelphians to share their “cable television related needs and interests”, as the City moves forward in negotiations with Comcast in the potential renewal of their current 15-year cable television franchise. Read a statement from MMP’s Co-Executive Director, Bryan Mercer.