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City Manager

Midland City Hall -  333 W. Ellsworth St.  Midland, MI 48640  Phone: 989-837-3300

Cable Issues

Midland residents receive cable television service from Charter Communications Company.  The City of Midland has granted Charter Communications a non-exclusive franchise to operate within the City's public rights-of-way.  Since the franchise is non-exclusive, other cable companies are welcome to obtain a similar non-exclusive franchise from the City in the same fashion as Charter Communications Company.  At this time, no other cable operator chooses to compete with Charter.

In accord with the U.S. Cable Acts of 1984, 1992 and 1996, the City Council may not regulate cable television rates except for the Basic Service tier (channels 2-25, 97,98,99).  A codified version of the cable acts can be found in Title 47 of the U.S. Code.

If you have any questions or concerns about the regulation of cable television service in Midland, please call MCTV at 989-837-3475.