17-02 Cable TV and OVS Report

The City of Sioux Falls is authorized by Ordinance to enter into Franchise Agreements with cable operators that permit the companies to use the public right of ways to install and maintain the equipment needed to provide cable television and related services to residents. These agreements describe the services to be provided and the Cable Television Franchise Fees and Open Video System (OVS) License Fees to be collected by the City. The Federal Communications Commission mandates some of the agreement terms and other terms are negotiated between the City and the franchisee.