What are cable TV franchise fees?

Franchise fees are paid to local governments as compensation for cable companies use of the public rights-of-way and easements. The Federal Cable Act authorizes cable operators to collect from customers the full amount of franchise fees paid to local governments. Franchise fees are governed under Section 622 of the Cable Communications Act of 1984. Section 622, states that municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5% of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system.

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1. Why isn't Macomb Township allowing other cable companies to offer service in the Township?
2. What are cable TV franchise fees?
3. Does Macomb Township receive P.E.G. funding?