The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new cable-television franchise agreement with Comcast.
The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new 10-year cable-television franchise agreement for Comcast.
The nonexclusive deal — Seattle also has agreements with CenturyLink and Wave — will allow Comcast to continue installing equipment and providing services along the city’s public rights of way.
The council initially planned to vote on Comcast’s new agreement a week earlier. But Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Bruce Harrell balked a few days before that when Philadelphia struck a better deal with the cable company than Seattle officials had negotiated.
Murray and Harrell complained to Comcast, which returned to the negotiating table, ultimately delaying the vote. The result was some additional public benefits for Seattle.
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