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Department of Public Service

Cable Municipal Assistance Section

Who We Are and What We Do:

The Cable Municipal Assistance Section provides information and help to municipal officials and their representatives, as well as to cable system operators, with all matters related to cable technology, Federal and State Regulations, initial and renewal franchising procedures, competitive franchising and current cable-related issues, whether local or more general in nature. The Cable Municipal Assistance Section employs a team of experienced, professional consultants who work cooperatively and are assigned to geographical regions throughout the state. Consultants are available to you by mail, over the phone, via the Internet and for personal on-site visits that include evening meetings. These services are rendered free of charge.

How to Reach Us:

  • By Postal Mail: 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223
  • By Phone: 518-474-2213

Online Resources:

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