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3007 Tilden Street, N.W., Pod-P
Washington, D.C. 20008

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CONTACT: Kenneth Borden 202.671.0057, Kenneth.Borden@dc.gov

Information on Future Cable Television Local Programming Needed

WASHINGTON, DC - The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television (OCT) will conduct a public input meeting on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00pm. It will provide an opportunity for District residents to comment on desired future cable television public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access programming services as part of the franchise renewal process with Comcast Cablevision, LLC (Comcast), the District's cable television provider. The September 12 meeting will take place at the Reeves Center located at 2000 14th Street, NW (14th and U Streets, NW), 2nd Floor Community Room.

The public is being encouraged to testify and offer brief opinions and views on future needs for PEG access programming and information. Attendees wishing to testify will be asked to sign-in upon arrival at the meeting, and will have three (3) minutes to present testimony. The input gathered from this public meeting will assist OCT in determining the future PEG access related needs and interests of the community within a new Comcast franchise agreement.

"We look forward to hearing the opinions of our residents," said OCT Director Eric E. Richardson. "Our goal is to make sure the franchise agreement contract with Comcast meets the current and future needs of the residents of the District."

"Telecommunications technology is rapidly changing," Director Richardson continued. "The District of Columbia wants to make sure that we are on the cutting edge of that technology. We are committed to securing a franchise agreement with Comcast that will serve the community for years to come."

Residents may also submit comments to marcella.hicks@dc.gov by September 8, 2011. Additional hearings will be held within the next six (6) weeks.


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