Apply to serve on the Telecommunications Commission

Get involved in your community and consider joining the Iowa City Telecommunications Commission.

There is currently one vacancy, with a term beginning immediately, and ending on on July 1, 2020. The commission meets once a month for regularly scheduled meetings.

Duties include:

  • Working with the public, the media, the City, and the cable company for the purpose of making recommendations on various issues.
  • Monitoring and promoting community programming and the use of the local access channels by a wide range of individuals, institutions, and organizations.
  • Informing and educating citizens on matters related to cable TV and other communications systems.

Iowa City Telecommunications Commission

The Iowa City Telecommunications Commission (ICTC) is a five member body appointed by City Council. It serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters of cable TV and telecommunications. The Commission's membership and duties can be found here.

Franchise and Ordinance

The City's non-exclusive agreement with Mediacom outlines what is required of the company in exchange for use of the public right-of-way. The federal government has specific rules governing what a municipality may and may not require in a franchise agreement. The current franchise will expire in August 1, 2018.