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Comcast provides digital cable television (converter box required), video on demand, high definition television, high speed data service (Internet access), and telephone service. Brookline residents may contact Comcast for sales and customer service at 617-731-1343 or visit the Comcast/Xfinity website. Residents who are hearing impaired should use the Massachusetts Telephone Relay Service (711) to contact Comcast. Comcast does not maintain a customer service office in the town.
RCN provides video on demand, high definition television, high speed data service (Internet access), and telephone service. Brookline residents may contact RCN for sales and customer service at 800-746-4726 or visit the RCN/Astound website. Residents who are hearing impaired should use the Massachusetts Telephone Relay Service (711) to contact RCN. RCN does not maintain a customer service office in the town.
Contact your cable company 617-731-1343 for Comcast, or 800-746-4726 for RCN and provide all pertinent information about your situation.
When talking to your cable company, be sure to get the name of the people you talk with and keep copies of any correspondence from them. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, ask to speak with a supervisor.
If you are still not satisfied with the response from your cable company, you may contact Deputy Town Administrator Melissa Goff at [email protected] or 617-730-2205 .
Please be sure to include your name, the name of the person on the account, your telephone number on the account, and the address. Describe the problem clearly.
If you live in a rental unit and there is not preexisting service, the landlord must authorize the cable provider to wire the building for cable access. If you live in a condominium, the association typically negotiates an agreement with one or both of the cable providers to deliver cable service to the residents.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 deregulated rate making for all cable television rates except the basic service tier. The Cable Division of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy regulates rates for basic service tier. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that there is effective competition in Brookline, disallowing rate regulation of basic service tier.
There is a $2 discount off of basic service to eligible senior citizens. To qualify, a senior citizen:
Disabled persons living in housing subsidized by any federal or state program(s) also qualify for the discount. Submit documentation to respective cable provider.
Cable Service Bureau Fact Sheets are available for viewing at the FCC website.