Subscription Television Services
Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement With Shentel
At its June 22, 2022, meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement of a Public Hearing to be held on July 27, 2022, to consider approval of an agreement granting a non-exclusive cable television franchise to Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC. For more information, please email Kevin Nelson, Director of Information Technology.
Presentations that were scheduled for the 6/22 meeting are accessible below.
- Proposed Shentel Cable Franchise Agreement (PDF)
- County staff presentation at 6/22 meeting (PDF)
- Shentel presentation at 6/22 meeting (PDF)
Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement With Comcast
Cable TV in Hanover County is primarily offered by Comcast, with which the County has a non-exclusive franchise agreement. Other cable TV providers are encouraged to expand their service areas into Hanover County under the same terms.
The Hanover County government has no role in the provision in high-speed Internet services, and they are not addressed in the franchise agreement with Comcast, which was approved in 1997. Such services in Hanover County are offered by private sector companies which the County government does not regulate. However, Hanover County recognizes the importance of high-speed Internet access to all residents and businesses.