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Technical.ly technical.ly 24 Jan, 2023 22:15 am

Philly gov wants you to take this survey about cable use

Philly gov wants you to take this survey about cable use
Responses to the Verizon Cable Franchise Survey will be used to gather feedback as the City of Philadelphia moves through the renewal process of its 15-year cable television franchise deal with Verizon Fios.

Take the survey The cable company’s franchise deal in Philly dictates that it must offer public access channels, along with other local channels such as those run by the City and the School District of Philadelphia.Public access programming is open to anyone in the community and does not require media makers to purchase airtime, like commercial programs do, said Gretjen Clausing, executive director of public-access nonprofit PhillyCAM.Clausing said the deal with Verizon contributes financial support that helps PhillyCAM continue educating and training people how to use the public access media technology, as well as purchase equipment and keep studios up to date.The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) is currently accepting responses for a Verizon Cable Franchise Survey.

b City of Philadelphia, Office of Innovation and Technology, PhillyCAM, Verizon People: Gretjen ClausingResponses will be used to gather feedback as Philly moves through the renewal process of its 15-year cable television franchise deal with Verizon Fios, which started in 2009 and will expire in 2024.

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