A franchise agreement is a legal agreement between two parties. Many cities, including Albany, use franchise agreements for companies that want access the City's public right-of-way:
Where do I find these agreements?
City franchise agreements are part of Albany Municipal Code, Title 3 - Revenue and Finance. While the City does not have a franchise agreement with NW Natural, we receive revenues from them as a “gas utility tax” under Albany Municipal Code 5.36.
Current franchise agreements:
- Advanced Telecom, Inc.
- Astound Broadband, LLC
- CenturyLink (formerly Qwest)
- PEAK Internet (as Casco Communications, Inc.)
- Lightspeed (LS) Networks
- T-Mobile (previously MCI)
- Consumers Power
- Pacific Power
- BNSF Railway
- Republic Services
If you have questions regarding City franchise agreements:
- Call 541-917-7500
- Email using our contact form.