Franchise agreement with Comcast
Charlottesville has a franchise agreement with Comcast, the local cable television provider. As part for this agreement, city residents pay $0.35 per month into a Public Education Government (PEG) fund to support local access TV. 
Charlottesville broadcasts public meetings of City Council, the Planning Commission and the School Board on Public Access TV.
Albemarle County does not have a franchise agreement and thus does not have access to cable TV stations. Meetings of the Board of Supervisors are not televised.
In April 2003, Council held a discussion of whether Adelphia, Comcast's precursor, was in default of the agreement over a discrepancy over ad revenues.