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File #: Int 2214-2021    Version: * Name: Cable franchise agreements website.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a cable franchise agreements website
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create and maintain an online portal containing information related to franchise agreements for the provision of cable television services. The Department would also be required to update the information in the portal every year.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2214, 2. Int. No. 2214, 3. February 11, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2021

Int. No. 2214

By Council Members Holden, Yeger and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a cable franchise agreements website

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 48 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 1076 to read as follows:

§ 1076 Cable franchise agreements website. a. The commissioner of information technology and telecommunications shall create and maintain an online portal containing information related to each franchise agreement for the provision of cable television services. Such portal shall include data on the non-confidential information maintained in connection with each such franchise agreement, including, but not limited to, the following:

1. The best available data on rates for any broadband internet services offered by franchisees, disaggregated by broadband technology, speed, and zip code. Such data shall be updated annually;

2. An interactive map of the geographical coverage areas for each such franchise agreement; and

3. A copy of all such franchise agreements signed on or after 2006, in a searchable, machine readable format.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS 16667

2/2/21