Buffalo's City Council voted to extend the existing franchise agreement between the city and Optimum Cable.
The agreement has been in need of renewal for quite some time, and the council decided to extend the agreement and then negotiate with the cable provider for service.
City Attorney Ben Kirven explained what happened with the agreement and the cable provider.
The council voted to allow the mayor to sign the temporary franchise agreement with Optimum and have Kirven continue pursuing a new and updated franchise agreement.
Optimum is the only cable television franchise licensed to provide service in the city.