Buffalo Extends Agreement With Bresnan Another Month

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

The City of Buffalo's Franchise Agreement with Bresnan Communications for cable service has been extended for another month, to the end of October, after Council action last week.

The agreement with Bresnan Communications, now Optimum, was due to expire during the last year and they had requested the City extend the agreement to the end of September to allow the changeover to Optimum.

City Attorney Ben Kirven was asked at the Council meeting last week if he had heard from Bresnan's or Optimum's representatives about the agreement.

Kirven said allowing the agreement to expire would probably not be in the best interest of the City, as there may be some disgruntled citizens in Buffalo if their cable services were no longer available.

Kirven told the Council he would send a letter to Optimum again asking for a review of the franchise agreement and suggested the Council extend the current agreement another month.

Councilman Bill Hawley said Buffalo and Johnson County may not be a high priority for the company.

The Council voted to extend the agreement to the end of October and reevaluate the situation then.


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