Board Denies OpenBand Franchise Agreement
In November 2011, the Board of Supervisors voted to deny a new franchise agreement with OpenBand.
The redline version of the draft franchise agreement , the proposed draft agreement recommended by the Cable and Open Video Systems Commission in March 2011, the current agreement, and the technical evaluation of OpenBand are online.
Also online are documents from the July 13, 2011, meeting of the Board's Finance / Government Services and Operations Committee and documents that discuss options for the Board to consider regarding OpenBand customers gaining access to competitors' services and answers from the county's legal counsel to questions asked by Supervisor Lori Waters.
- Technical Review of Open Band: July 13, 2011 Presentation (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Item for July 13 Finance / Government Services and Operations Committee (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Options for OpenBand Customers to Access Competitors' Services (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Answers to Supervisor Waters' Questions (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Redline Version of Draft OpenBand Franchise Agreement (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Draft OpenBand Franchise Agreement March 2011 (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- OpenBand Franchise Agreemen (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- OpenBand Technical Evaluation - August 2010 (PDF) Opens a New Window.
OpenBand provides OVS service to approximately 4,000 customers in Lansdowne, Lansdowne Village Green, some of Leisure World and in Broadlands Southern Walk. Although their franchise agreement has lapsed, they are obligated to continue service while they seek a new franchise.
OpenBand's customer service telephone number is 866-673-6226 or 703-961-1110. OpenBand customers should receive a trouble ticket number when they call customer service or complete a trouble ticket online. To complete a trouble ticket online, OpenBand customers may go to the OpenBand website, login to their own customer care account, click on the Support tab, and click on the link "Submit New Problem."