TABLE XIII:  FRANCHISES
 
Ord. No.
Date
Description
Lou.
- -1886
Agreement granting Ohio Valley Telephone Company or its successors the right to erect poles, fixtures, wires, pipes, cables and conductors to operate its telephone lines within the city.
Lou.
- -1890
Agreement granting Gooch Electric Company and its successors the right to erect poles, fixtures, wires, and other necessary appliances for furnishing power within the city.
Lou. 168-1906
6-18-1906
An ordinance concerning telegraph, telephone, electric and power wires within the city operated by Western Union.
Lou. 220-1962
11-14-1962
An ordinance granting to South Central Bell a revocable street privilege for the construction, maintenance, and operation of telephone booths on city property and streets.
Lou. 142-1972
10-24-1972
An ordinance establishing the conditions for awarding a 15 year nonexclusive franchise to construct and operate a cable TV franchise.
Lou. 163-1973
11-26-1973
11-26-1988
Ordinance granting a cable TV franchise right to River City Cable or its successors.
Lou. 126-1974
10-15-1974
An ordinance amending Section IV of Ordinance No. 142-1972 for constructing and operating a cable TV franchise.
Lou. Res. 30-1975
4-28-1975
A resolution granting River City Cable additional time to complete the cable TV franchise granted by Ord. 163-1973.
Lou. 91-1976
9-17-1976
9-17-1996
An ordinance granting a 20-year franchise to Louisville Gas & Electric for laying, maintaining, and operating within the city a system for transmitting, distributing and selling gas for heating and other purposes.
Lou. Res. 44-1978
7-12-1978
A resolution relating to the Cable Television Franchise Created by Ord. 142-1972 and Ord. 163-1973.
Lou. 106-1978
10- 5-1978
An ordinance authorizing Director of Public Works to grant and award a cable television franchise to C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc., which was previously River City Cable TV, Inc.
Lou. 107-1978
10- 5-1978
An ordinance amending the cable television franchise of C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc., to provide definitions and set rates for certain services.
Jeff. 29-1979
12-21-1979
Granting of a non-exclusive 15 year cable communications system franchise, to Storer Communications of Jefferson County, Inc., for the construction and operation of a cable communications system and a community antennae cable communications system within the confines of the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Jeff. 1-1980
1-3-1980
Relating to ratifying Ordinance No. 29, series 1979.
Jeff. 7-1981
2-10-1981
Establishing terms, conditions, and consideration for the non-exclusive right of cable television franchise holders to construct and maintain community antennae television cables (CATV interconnecting systems) over, under, and across the public streets, alleys, and public grounds located within the unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Kentucky, and setting forth conditions accompanying the licensing of said right.
Lou. Res. 92-1980
12-16-1980
A resolution approving a Memorandum of Agreement with C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc. accelerating the construction time table, and providing for an institutional network, two way activation, increased channel capacity and rates and services.
Lou. 108-1982
6- 1-1982
An ordinance amending the cable franchise of C.P.I. of Louisville, Inc., to add definitions and set cable rates.
Lou. 78-1985
3-29-1985
3-29-2005
Ordinance renewing cable TV franchise right to Times Mirror Cable Televisions, Inc. or its successors for a 20-year term and amending Ord. 142-1972.
Lou. Res. 68-1985
3-29-1985
Resolution authorizing the assignment and transfer of cable franchise from Times Mirror Cable Television, Inc. to Storer Communications of Jefferson County, Inc.
Lou. Res. 313-1992
11-25-1992
Resolution granting approval to the assignment of a cable TV franchise within the city from Storer-TKR Cable to TKR Cable through the end of the 20-year term.  3-29-2005
Jeff. 32-1994
12-20-1994
Approving the renewal and amendment of the franchise agreement for Community Antenna Television (CATV) services of TCI TKR of Jefferson County, Inc., d/b/a TKR Cable of Greater Louisville, including provisions for insurance, reports and records, consumer practices, consumer protection measures, construction, and construction-related practices, franchise fees, and operation procedures, and health, safety, and welfare measures.
Lou. 96-1995
6-30-1995
Ordinance to provide for the granting of one or more nonexclusive franchises for telecommunication services within the city and the process under which said franchise shall be granted.
Lou. 288-1997
12-18-1997
Ordinance creating a franchise for laying, maintaining and operating in the streets of the City, a system of mains, pipes and appliances for the transmission, distribution and sale of gas; and also providing for the sale of such franchise.
Lou. Res. 81-1998
3-26-1998
Resolution approving the transfer and assignment of the cable television franchise from TCI TKR of Jefferson County, Inc., d/b/a TKR Cable of Greater Louisville to Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P.
Lou. 76-1998
5-12-1998
Ordinance approving the renewal of the franchise agreement for community antenna television (CATV) services of TCI TKR of Jefferson County, Inc. d/b/a TKR Cable of Greater Louisville, simultaneous with the closing date of the sale of the cable system and transfer of the franchise to Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P.
Lou. 124-1998
6-29-1998
Ordinance creating a franchise for laying, maintaining and operating in the streets of the City, a system of mains, pipes and appliances for the transmission, distribution and sale of gas; and also providing for the sale of such franchise.
Lou. Res. 137-1998
7-20-1998
Resolution accepting the bid of Louisville Gas and Electric Company, for the franchise created by Ordinance No. 124, Series 1998, of the City of Louisville for a gas franchise.
Lou. 195-1998
9-18-1998
Ordinance amending Ord. 96-1995, to provide for the granting of one or more nonexclusive franchises for telecommunication services within the city and the process by which they will be granted.
Lou. 14-1999
2-25-1999
Ordinance adopting a rate order directing and ordering Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P. to cease and desist from passing along to its customers its costs for state and local taxes; to reduce rates by $2.31 per month; to make refunds of overcharges; in regard to Intermedia’s rate request submission for basic cable television services submitted around March 1, 1998, on Form 1240 for the City.
Lou. Res. 134-1999
9-16-1999
Resolution approving the transfer of operating control of the community antenna television franchise held by Intermedia Partners of Kentucky, L.P. from Intermedia Capital Management, VI, LLC to Insight Communications Company, L.P., subject to certain amendments to the CATV franchise agreement dated April 22, 1998.
Lou. 072-2000
7-11-2000
Ordinance providing for the publication by the City of Louisville of a request for proposals from persons wishing to be considered for a competitive franchise to erect, install, maintain, operate, repair, replace, remove or restore a cable system within the geographical limits of the City of Louisville.
Lou. 149-2000
10-30-2000
Ordinance creating a franchise to erect, install, maintain, operate, repair, replace, remove or restore in the streets, avenues, alleys and public ways of the City of Louisville; a cable, television system; and also providing for the sale of said franchise (as amended).
Lou. Res. 249-2000
11-15-2000
Resolution accepting the bid of Totalink of Kentucky, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, for the cable
Lou. Res. 036-2001
3-27-2001
Resolution accepting Insight Cable Channel 25 as the Government Access Channel, naming said channel Greater Louisville Television (GLTV), accepting management responsibilities for said government access channel, naming Mr. Jim Mayer as Channel Manager and establishing guidelines for GLTV management and programming, as referenced in Ordinance 76-1998, as amended.
Metro 77-2005
6-13-2005
Repealing Ordinance 114-2000, and Resolution 187-2000 of the former City of Louisville, Kentucky creating a non-exclusive cable television franchise, and granting the same to Knology of Louisville, Inc.
Metro 87-2005
6-13-2005
Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Telcove of Kentucky Inc. pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances (as amended).
Metro 169-2005
10-31-2005
Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Xspedius Management Co. of Louisville, LLC d/b/a Xspeduis Communications pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances.
Metro 22-2006
2-28-2006
Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Louisville Data Link, LLC. pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances; and terminating a previous franchise approved by Jefferson County Resolution 55-2002.
Metro 51-2006
3-28-2006
Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Wiltel Communications, LLC pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances; and terminating previous license agreements entered into with the former City of Louisville, and with Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Metro 53-2008
3-27-2008
Granting a telecommunications services franchise to Zayo Bandwidth, Inc. pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances.
Metro 146-2013
8-26-2013
Approving a grant of a communication services franchise for Qwest Communications Company, LLC, to install network facilities, including fiber optic cable, for telecommunications services pursuant to §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Metro Government Code of Ordinances.
Metro 92-2014
6-13-2014
Authorizing the Louisville Metro Government to bid a gas franchise agreement.
Metro 108-2014
7-31-2014
Awarding a communications services franchise to BGN Networks LLC pursuant to the terms and condition in §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 109-2014
7-31-2014
Awarding a communications services franchise to SiFi Networks Louisville LLC pursuant to the terms and condition in §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 110-2014
7-31-2014
Awarding a communications services franchise to Fiber Technologies Networks LLC pursuant to the terms and condition in §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 128-2014
8-18-2014
Authorizing Louisville Metro Government to accept the bid submitted by Louisville Gas & Electric and sign a gas franchise agreement as submitted.
Metro Res. 105-2015
11-6-2014
Consent to transfer of control of cable franchise (as amended).
Metro 147-2015
9-28-2015
Awarding a communications services franchise to Crown Castle NG Central, Inc. pursuant to the terms and conditions in §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 148-2015
9-28-2015
Awarding a communications services franchise to Extenet Systems, Inc. pursuant to the terms and conditions in §§ 116.70 et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro Res. 107-2015
10-26-2015
Consenting to the transfer of control of Insight Kentucky Partner II, L.P., from Time Warner Cable Inc. to Charter Communications, Inc. and authorizing the Mayor to execute a settlement agreement with  Insight Kentucky Partner II, L.P. and an assumption agreement with Charter Communications, Inc.
Metro 205-2015
12-29-2015
Authorizing the Mayor to bid a gas franchise agreement with LG&E.
Metro 21-2016
2-25-2016
Amending Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances regarding communication services franchises.
Metro 47-2016
3-28-2016
Rejecting LG&E's bid for a natural gas franchise.
Metro 74-2016
5-27-2016
Authorizing the Mayor to bid a gas franchise agreement.
Metro 88-2016
6-13-2016
Awarding a communications services franchise to Google Fiber Kentucky, LLC pursuant to the terms and conditions in §§ 116.70et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 89-2016
6-13-2016
Awarding a communications services franchise to Shelby Communications, LLC pursuant to the terms and conditions in §§ 116.70et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 132-2016
8-5-2016
Awarding a communications services franchise to Goff Network Technologies, Inc.- Kentucky DBA USA Fiber pursuant to the terms and conditions in §§ 116.70et seq. of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 154-2016
8-30-2016
Authorizing Louisville Metro Government to accept the bid submitted by Louisville Gas & Electric and sign a gas franchise agreement as submitted.
Metro 12-2018
2-14-2018
Awarding a communications services franchise to KY Backhaul Transmission Networks, LLC pursuant to the terms and conditions in Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 98-2018
6-29-2018
Awarding a communications services franchise to MCImetro Access Transmission Services Corp. d/b/a Verizon Access Transmission Services pursuant to the terms and conditions in Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 158-2018
9-20-2018
Awarding a communications services franchise to Insight Kentucky Partners II, L.P., locally known as Charter Communications, pursuant to the terms and conditions in Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 44-2019
4-15-2019
Awarding a communications services franchise to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless pursuant to the terms and conditions in Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 10-2020
2-21-2020
Awarding a communications services franchise to SQF, LLC pursuant to the terms and conditions in Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances.
Metro 64-2020
6-3-2020
Awarding a renewal of a communications services franchise to Level 3 Communications, LLC pursuant to the terms and conditions in Chapter 116 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances (amendment by substitution).