Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission

Slide show from NDC4 Mtg of 6-4-14

Our Mission Statement: The mission of NDC4 is to serve its member cities by administering and enforcing the cable franchise ordinance, managing institutional programming and overseeing local community programming on their behalf.

NDC4 is a municipal joint powers cooperative formed in 1982 by the seven cities of Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul.

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To achieve our mission, we provide consumer protection services for cable subscribers and directly oversee government and educational programming (see our city meeting schedule) on Channels 18, 19, and 20. We also administer LOCAL community programming thorough our non-profit corporation, Town Square Television.

The cable commission consists of a city council and citizen representative from each of our member cities. Five of the fourteen commissioners are elected commission officers who form the Executive Committee. The full commission meets on the first Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December), while the Executive Committee meets during the months in between. Full commission meetings are televised LIVE the first Wednesday of every other month at 7 p.m. on Government Channel 18.

If you have an issue with Comcast...

NDC4 works as an advocate for cable customers. If you have an issue with the cable company and are a Comcast subscriber in the Twin Cities, MN area, start by calling Comcast at (651) 222-3333.

If you are unable to resolve your question or problem directly with Comcast (and you live within the cities of Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul), you may call the cable commission at (651) 450-9891.

If you do not live in the above-mentioned cities, call your city hall to find a local franchise authority.

Franchise Info

The Franchise is Comcast's "license to do business" in each of our seven member cities. Each of our seven member cities have passed the Franchise in the form of a City Ordinance, and NDC4 enforces this Ordinance on behalf of the member cities and their residents and Comcast subscribers in these cities. The Franchise is NON-EXCLUSIVE, meaning that other cable TV providers could apply for Franchises in our seven-city area.

Click here to view the Franchise Agreement

TV Schedules

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Which of the following Town Square Television community channels do you watch the most?

Community Ch 14

Public Access Ch 15

Multifaith Access Ch 16

Government Ch 18 & 19

Education Ch 20

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