Invitation to Participate in Cable Franchise Renewal Survey


The Town of Gorham has started the process of re-negotiating with Charter Communications doing business as Spectrum Cable (formally Time Warner). The Town negotiates compensation and other benefits from the cable company, because their wires are run over the telephone poles that are on public property. The previous contract was signed in 1993.

The Town Manager and Gorham Community Access Television (GOCAT), your local television station, have developed a survey for the people of Gorham to use that will give the Town information about how the citizens of Gorham feel about the quality of the service they get from the cable company. The survey also contains questions about viewer habits and equipment use. This survey is very IMPORTANT to future local programming and service quality that you receive. The data we collect will directly impact the Town’s negotiating position and the financial compensation the Town receives from the cable company.

There are multiple ways for you to participate in this survey:

  • To complete the survey online, CLICK HERE or visit the Town of Gorham homepage at and select the survey button from the menu options on the left;
  • Paper copies of the survey are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Baxter Memorial Library, Recreation Department and GOCAT office.

Even if you do not use Spectrum Cable, we still would appreciate your participation in this survey. We hope to collect data that will aid us in future planning.