Under federal law, the City and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are prevented from regulating cable rates. It would take federal legislation to change that situation. The FCC believes that as competition and choices expand, consumers will have access to more services and that prices will eventually be controlled by competition.
In the meantime, the FCC says that consumers should expect an explanation from cable companies whenever rates are raised, particularly when the company attributes price hikes to increases in the cost of obtaining programming.
Are Eden Prairie's cable TV franchise agreements available online?
The City entered into a franchise agreement with CenturyLink in January 2016, which will expire in January 2021.
The City renewed its franchise agreement with Comcast in August 2012, which will expire in August 2022.
Where can I find more information about public access television?
The Southwest Suburban Cable Commission represents the
cities of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield, and
manages the public, educational and governmental (PEG) access channels
available to Comcast and CenturyLink cable television subscribers.
The playback of educational and public access
programming for Southwest Suburban Cable Commission member cities —
called Southwest Community Television — is coordinated by the City of Edina and its community television administrator.