Cable Television Commission

Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • The 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Largo Government Center
    9201 Basil Court
    Room 102
    Largo, MD

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Because schedules can and do change, we advise you contact the Cable Television Division at 301-952-3990 to confirm the date and time of the next meeting.

Meeting Calendars

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Overview

The Cable Commission was formed through the establishment of Prince George’s County Code 5A-119. The Cable Commission adjudicates subscriber complaints involving customer cable service or any other cable-related product or service.

Mission


​The mission of the Prince George's County Cable Commission is to advocate for and protect the public interest in the regulation and the development of the cable communications systems.

Membership

The commission is comprised of 5 voting members appointed by the County Executive for terms coterminous with his and confirmed by the County Council. Each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and qualified.
  • One of said members shall have practical experience and/or educational qualifications in the field of cable television.
  • One of said members shall be a Certified Public Accountant.
  • 3 members shall be of the public at large, provided that one of said members shall be a representative of the Prince George's Municipal Association.
  • The Chairman of the Commission shall be a public member, designated by the County Executive and confirmed by the Council pursuant to Section 322 of the Charter.

Locality

If you live in an incorporated municipality, it is likely that the municipality grants and enforces its own franchises. For more information, see our Incorporated Municipalities page.

Limitations of the Cable Commission


​The Cable Commission has the authority to assist customers with billing and credits, service quality, service interruptions and outages, and damage from construction issues. The Cable Commission has no authority to order the cable providers to carry specific channels, offer a per channel pricing, or reduce the cost of cable service. The Cable Commission only has authority to ensure that the rates for cable equipment and basic services (local broadcast and cable channels) comply with federal rate regulations.

Governance

The Prince George's County Cable Commission was established to govern the county's cable franchises. the following council bills are involved in the process of managing the county's cable franchisees.

Online Streaming of Meetings

  • Commission meetings are available online live and on demand 24 hours after the meeting has been concluded.
  • All live commission meetings are listed on the calendar. If a meeting is going live, it will be displayed below.
  • At the completion of the commission meeting, viewers may experience a blank screen. In the case of a blank screen, please close viewer.

Senior Citizens

​For senior citizen discounts on expanded basic and preferred service to subscribers 65 years or older, please contact your cable provider for more information or review our frequently asked questions (PDF).


​Safety Precautions



​As a safety precaution, we recommend that customers request Comcast and Verizon employees show proper identification prior to performing any service call.