said by Sammer:Exactly my point... your welcome said by CXM_Splicer:
So it is your contention that the cable companies should have the right to string their cables up on property they don't own for free? Please tell me your address, I would like to run some cables through your backyard.
If there is a designated right of way through that backyard then yes the franchise does give the cable company the right to run their cables there (not always for free) although I wouldn't call the franchise fee a rental charge. If there is a public street or road at the front of or through your property there is a very good chance you are already paying property taxes on at least part of its right of way. The public thanks you.