CoralVision is operated by the City of Coralville’s Telecommunications Department. CoralVision is funded by a franchise fee paid to the City by Coralville’s cable television provider, Mediacom. The franchise fee allows Mediacom to use local public rights of way to place cable transmission lines.
Mediacom's state franchise agreement is non-exclusive, and Coralville is an open market for cable service providers. Cable franchise agreements are issued by the Iowa Utilities Board. The City does not control Mediacom rates.
Per federal law, cable operators are required to set aside channel space for public, education, and government (PEG) non-commercial programming.
Public Video Programming
Public video programming provides the general community with access to information and public service announcements that address the health and well-being of Coralville community members and feature a variety of interests, opinions, and perspectives.
Education Video Programming
Education video programming services are made available to area schools and broadcast to the public covering:
- School district information
- Sporting events
- Musical performances
Government Video Programming
Government video programming aids in making the democratic process accessible to the Coralville community members, and includes:
- Broadcasts of City Council meetings
- Local election candidate forums
- Special programs highlighting City services