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CITY OF ELKINS PUBLIC NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING ON RENEWAL OF CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

CITY OF ELKINS
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING ON
RENEWAL OF CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

Notice is hereby given, that the Rules and Ordinance Committee of the City Council of Elkins will hold, in compliance with Rule 3.6.1 of the Cable Television Rules issued by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (”Cable Rules”), a public hearing regarding the issue of renewal of the Cable Franchise Agreement with Cequel III Communications II, LLC doing business as Suddenlink Communications (”Suddenlink”). Said hearing will constitute an Administrative Proceeding under the Cable Rules.

The hearing will be held on September 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, Elkins City Hall, 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, West Virginia. Any interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the renewal issue.

The purpose of the hearing will be to consider whether the renewal should be granted based upon whether:

1. Suddenlink has substantially complied with the material terms of its existing franchise and with applicable law;

2. The quality of Suddenlink’s service, including signal quality, response to consumer complaints, and billing practices has been reasonable in light of community needs;

3. Suddenlink has the financial, legal and technical ability to provide the services, facilities, and equipment as set forth in its application for renewal; and

4. Suddenlink’s proposal is reasonable to meet the future cable-related community needs and interests, taking into account the costs of meeting such needs and interests.

A copy of the Application for Renewal is available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk of Elkins, 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, West Virginia, during normal weekday business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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