A public hearing will be held on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider an application received from CenturyLink for a cable communications franchise in Hopkins. All interested parties are invited to attend and voice their opinions. Written statements may be submitted at or before the public hearing.
View CenturyLink franchise application (9MB).
Hopkins is served by Comcast Cable, 651-222-3333. The City of Hopkins controls the programming of Channel 16, the government access channel.
Channel 16 also serves as a community bulletin board. City meeting and event dates are publicized on this channel. Non-profit organizations can also publicize events of interest to the Hopkins community by e-mailing information to Jim Genellie.
In addition to the government channel, Comcast subscribers can view the educational access channel on Channel 14. Programming is produced by the six school districts in the commission’s service footprint area -- Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Richfield and Wayzata.
The public access channel is Channel 15. Any producer living in the five cities can submit content for the channel. Residents of Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield can sponsor programming produced by a non-resident.
For more information about PEG access go to Southwest Community Television.