Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Upcoming Cable Communications Advisory Committee Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Montgomery County CCAC (Cable Communications Advisory Committee) tomorrow evening - Wednesday, January 18, starting at 7pm. If you are interested in attending, please call the Cable Office first as space is limited - especially this month as it is being held at the studios of Montgomery Community Television (see below). The meeting will include a tour of the studios.

Also on the agenda:
  • customer brochure (which the county lawyers have been studying for months, sigh)
  • video choice legislation (the latest source of income for lobbyists)
  • email service disclosure handout (more on this in an upcoming blog)
  • budget recommendations (see below) and
  • Cable Office briefing (i.e., FIOS, Comcast, and other issues that the CO has been dealing with).
Let me know which of these you'd like to hear more about. (I'll cover them all eventually but I'll do requested topics first.)

Montgomery Community Television

In case you've never heard of Montgomery Community Television (MCT), it can be found on channels 19 and 21. Most of the MCT shows are not only about Montgomery County but are also written, performed and directed by county residents. MCT not only provides studios and equipment where county residents can create shows; MCT also provides classes to learn how to use the equipment and to produce professional-quality results.

MCT is truly a Montgomery County jewel that more residents need to be aware of. It operates on a shoestring budget with most of the manpower coming from volunteers. Limited funding comes from cable TV franchise fees. And in my humble opinion, this is a very appropriate use of such fees. Tune in. Sign up for a class. You'll be glad you did.

Please Call If Attending

Reminder: Please call the Cable Office if you would like to attend the meeting. The Cable Office number is 240-773-2288.

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