Buffalo Council Approves Agreement with Bresnan Cable

Buffalo Council Approves Agreement with Bresnan Cable

Buffalo's City Council, at their last meeting, approved Ordinance No. 1361 on first reading, an extension of a franchise agreement giving Bresnan Cable the authority to operate their cable system within the City of Buffalo.

The agreement, which has been almost three years in the making, will give the company authority to continue operations and give the new owners authority to continue once they have acquired Bresnan/Optimum Cable.

The council passed Resolution No. 1354 earlier this year, approving the change of control and extension of the existing franchise agreement to Charter Communications, who has acquired the interests of Optimum Cable in the western United States.

Mayor Randy Dyess and City Attorney Ben Kirven discussed the agreement further at the meeting.

PEG channels, or Public, Educational or Governmental channels, are offered through the cable system and Buffalo will eventually have one through the cable company.

Kirven also reported that he has acquired easements on the Northwest Water Pipeline Project and has only a few outstanding agreements to get done.

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