What is this meeting and why is this process important?
It is essential that community interests be represented at this meeting. This is the public's only chance in eleven years to formally address the PSB and have comments written into the record for Comcast's CPG renewal.
Vermont’s Public Service Board can set obligations for Vermont's cable providers that will affect CAT-TV and other PEG (Public Education Government) Access Centers across Vermont.
Technology has changed the way we consume media and how it is delivered.
The public must insist that Vermont's cable providers meet the fast growing technologies of the 21st Century and ensure that everyone has access to local community media as intended by the Federal Cable Act of 1984.
What does CAT-TV need to better serve our community?
The Public Service Board to require Comcast to air local PEG programs in HD.
The Public Service Board to require Comcast to list local programs on the Interactive Program Guide (“Guide” button on the Comcast remote.)
The Public Service Board to require Comcast to enable live broadcasts from anywhere in our community.
What does CAT-TV currently offer to the community?
CAT-TV is the area’s only local television station providing local information!
CAT-TV connects communities to their local governments.
CAT-TV provides essential media technology training for children and adults.
CAT-TV provides a platform for everyone in the area to communicate their ideas, information, and local issues.