MAINE MODEL CABLE TV FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
Public Law, Chapter 548, 123rd Legislature, added a new subsection to M.R.S.A. 30-A, 3008; subsection 7, Model franchise agreement. The new subsection directs the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Office of Information Technology (OIT), to “develop a model franchise agreement for use by any municipality and any cable system operator that mutually choose to adopt the model franchise agreement or any of its provisions.”
Maine Model Cable Franchise Agreement (with Appendices A - F), 10/30/2009:
MS Word version, accessible for individual municipalities' needs.
"Promoting Competition in the Provision of Cable Television Service,"Discussion Paper from FairPoint Communications
"Position Statement on Cable Television Regulation in Maine", New England Cable and Telecommunications Assoc.