Some Hanover County residents will soon have another cable option. The Hanover County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement granting a non-exclusive cable television franchise to Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC., also known as Shentel. Cable TV in Hanover County is primarily offered by Comcast, with which the County has a non-exclusive franchise agreement. Other cable TV providers have been encouraged to expand their service areas into Hanover County.
The10-year agreement with Shentel can be reviewed by the county after five years. Shentel has shared its priority buildout plan for service in the first five years which focuses primarily on the suburban areas. Shentel plans to start construction within in the next couple of months. Supervisor Susan P. Dibble of the South Anna District said, “There’s no tax dollars that are being spent in this endeavor.” Hanover County continues to welcome additional providers to support options and more choices for county residents.