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FRANCHISE FEE AND PEG ACCESS FEE REVIEWS

  

CALIFORNIA: Cities of Monterey, Santa Rosa, Fresno, Clovis, Healdsburg, Hollister, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista, Napa, American Canyon, Oceanside, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Eureka, Arcata, Blue Lake, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Palo Alto, Truckee, West Sacramento, and Winters; and the Counties of Humboldt, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, and Sonoma


ILLINOIS:  City of Evanston


KANSAS:  City of Salina


MASSACHUSETTS:  City of Cambridge


MICHIGAN:  City of Flint


MISSOURI:  City of Columbia


NEVADA:  City of Carson City


NEW YORK:   Cities of Syracuse and Troy


OHIO:  City of Brunswick


TENNESSEE:  City of Nashville and Davidson County


WASHINGTON:  Cities of Pasco and Richland


The Buske Group has provided assistance to these cities and counties by conducting a review of the franchise and PEG access fees that were paid by their respective cable companies, to determine if the past calculation and payment of franchise fees was done accurately. The results of the franchise fee reviews helped to identify any discrepancies in past payments, and in some instances, to plan adjustments in future franchise agreement language. In every case, The Buske Group's goal was to help assure that the jurisdiction received the full amount of franchise fee revenue to which it was entitled.


In a number of cases, the amount of underpaid franchise fees discovered significantly exceeded the cost to conduct the review.