Cable Franchise & Hearing Board

Information about Albuquerque's Cable Franchise and Hearing Board.

Board Vacancy

Are you interested in advising the Mayor and City Council on cable services and public access to the cable system? Do you have expertise and experience in mass media, communications, information technology, or consumer advocacy? Do you want to help the City government safeguard the rights of cable services customers?

Then, please click here to apply to serve on the Cable Franchise and Hearing Board!


City of Albuquerque Assistant City Attorney Jane Yee advises the Cable Franchise and Hearing Board.

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In accordance with Section 13-5-2-1, Revised Ordinances of Albuquerque (1994), the City of Albuquerque maintains a Cable Franchise and Hearing Board to provide a mechanism for community participation in cable franchise-related matters and for the development of recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on cable-related issues, such as technology updates and the cable operator's level and quality of service.

Under a cable franchise ordinance, the cable operator pays a franchise fee and agrees to comply with rules governing construction, consumer service standards, and, generally, the public welfare. In exchange, the City grants the cable operator a non-exclusive right to install, maintain and operate a cable network in the City's rights-of-way, in other words, its streets, roads, highways, sidewalks, easements, or other public thoroughfares.

About the Cable Franchise & Hearing Board

Board Members

View membership on this board.

Meeting Schedule

The Cable Franchise and Hearing Board generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

View upcoming scheduled meetings and agendas.

Cable Franchise & Hearing Board Meeting Minutes

Cable Franchise & Hearing Board Resolutions