The Board is the local franchising authority that grants, renews, and revokes certificates of public good for cable television systems in Vermont. Federal law limits state and local regulation of cable companies, including, among other things, over rates and programming. The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has jurisdiction over many matters related to the regulation of the cable communications industry in the United States.
List of Cable TV Companies
The Board maintains a list of cable television companies authorized to operate in Vermont, with contact information.
Vermont Regulations re Cable Television
Public, Educational & Governmental Access Television
Cable television operators in Vermont are obligated to provide channel capacity, services, facilities, and equipment to support access to non-commercial programming created or acquired for public, educational, or governmental purposes.
Cable TV Company Annual Reports
Vermont law requires each cable television company to file an annual report with the Department of Public Service and the Board. These reports include financial and operational information as well as a map of its service territory and information about services.