Cable Renewal

City of Malden and UMA's Cable License Renewal

What's your vision for local media in Malden — now and for the next 10 years?

Join us in a series of focus groups March 2nd-4th, 2021 
on the future of cable service, community media and technology!

What is the Cable Renewal Process?

Once every 10 years, local governments have the opportunity to examine the past services provided by cable/video service providers and renegotiate franchise agreements. Given the enormous changes in technology and media over the past 10 years, the process of granting new franchises to Verizon and Comcast deserves serious consideration and opportunity for public input.

The cable franchise renewal process examines the past performance of Comcast and Verizon – as well as future services that citizens, schools, community groups, businesses and local government would like to include in a new cable franchise agreement.

Why is Your Participation Invaluable?

The focus groups will provide a chance for invited community members to learn about franchise renewal and provide their opinions regarding future services that could be available through the Comcast and Verizon cable systems that serves the Malden.

  • Learn how the franchise renewal process that the City must conduct — and opportunities for the future.
  • Hear more about community media and public, educational and government access television in Malden.
  • See examples of how schools, community organizations, local government and businesses throughout the country are using modern media technology to communicate, educate and distribute information in this digital age.
  • Provide your ideas through brainstorming and completing a questionnaire.

Focus Group Schedule

There are no upcoming events at this time

Please RSVP and select the one focus group that is most appropriate or convenient.

The focus groups will be conducted by The Buske Group, a consulting firm assisting the UMA and the City of Malden during the cable franchise renewal process. In addition to the focus groups, residents will be able to provide feedback through an online survey in the coming months.

These meetings will be conducted via Zoom and are easy to attend. 
By attending, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card from one of Malden’s favorite restaurants!

For questions or help with registration, please contact Ron Cox at or call (781) 321-6400, ext 102

Additional Information About the Cable Franchise Renewal Process

Franchise Renewal FAQ

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A Practical Guide to Cable Television License Renewal Process

MA Department of Telecommunications and Cable
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Statutory Requirements for the Renewal Process

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