Cable Issues

Non-Exclusive Franchise

Midland residents receive video service from Charter Communications and AT&T. The City of Midland has granted video providers a non-exclusive franchise to operate within the City's public right of way. Since the franchise is non-exclusive, other video providers are welcome to obtain a similar non-exclusive franchise from the City in the same fashion.

Cable Rate Regulation

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 989-837-3476.