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The Washington County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for receipt of citizen comments on the Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) proposed cable television franchise agreement. The Board will hold the hearing at its regular meeting on April 27, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be held, in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at 1 Government Center Place; Abingdon, Virginia 24210.

If the Board approves the franchise agreement, BTES will be permitted to provide cable television service in the same geographic region of the County in which it provides electricity. The full text of the proposed franchise agreement may be found on the County website ( and at the Washington County Administrative Division Offices at 1 Government Center Place; Abingdon, Virginia.

Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations or additional information, please call the Administrative Supervisor, Office of the County Administrator, (276) 525-1300, or call 1-800-828-1120 for TTY/TDD relay services. In addition to the public hearing, citizens may submit comments by U.S. mail to the Abingdon address shown above, by email to, by voicemail at 276-525-1300, or by placing written comments in the drop-box outside the second-floor entry to the Government Center Building. All comments received before 6 p.m. the day of the meeting will be presented to the Board during the meeting. A link for live-stream video of the meeting will be posted at the time of the meeting: