10-Year Renewal for RCN Franchise

RCN’s cable area two franchise was renewed for 10 years by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, December 9.

As part of the deal, RCN will provide CAN TV with funding, HD and video on demand carriage.  Those benefits are equal to RCN’s cable area one franchise renewal, approved by the City Council in 2012.  Says CAN TV executive director, Barbara Popovic, “The RCN agreements serve the people of Chicago, and as such, are a model for other companies that do business here.”