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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is seeking applicants for a volunteer position open on the Framingham Cable Advisory Committee.

“The 5-member Cable Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor to negotiate franchise agreements with the City’s three cable television operators, RCN, Comcast, and Verizon, and to ensure that the provisions of those contracts are implemented. Satellite television providers are not required to have a license,” according to the City.

“The Cable Advisory Committee also acts as an ombudsman for Framingham citizens on unresolved cable TV billing errors and persistent repair problems. Per federal and state regulations, the Cable Advisory Committee has jurisdiction only over cable TV service. We do not have the authority to intercede on problems involving Internet access, voice telephone service, or satellite TV,” posted the City on its website.

“The Committee acts as a liaison between cable TV subscribers and their cable TV companies, and provides feedback and acts in an advisory capacity to the Mayor for issues that may require direct intervention of the city administration,” noted the City on its website.

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The Mayor appoints individuals for 3-year terms.

The Office of Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will be accepting applications for open positions through Friday, February 12. Contact the City’s Citizen Participation Officer Alaa Abusalah at with questions.

To apply, visit

The Chair of the Framingham Cable Advisory Committee is William Rabkin. His term ends June 30, 2023.

The 5-member Committee has 4 men serving on it, at this time, three of whom have ties to Access Framingham (AF-TV).

Glenn AxelrodMemberJune 2022
William RabkinChairJune 2023
Michael CunninghamMemberJune 2022
Jim PillsburyMemberJune 2022
VacantMemberJune 2021

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