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Program Description

  OBP Community Technology

OBP Community Technology manages use of public rights-of-way in Montgomery County by cable television providers, negotiates and enforces obligations in cable franchise agreements, provides consumer assistance with cable issues and complaints, and supports County policies addressing compensation for use of public rights-of-way by communications providers. Community Technology manages the Transmission Facility Coordinating Group to provide engineering review of applications to deploy towers and antennas for wireless services in Montgomery County, and coordination for deployment of wireless facilities among department and agencies.

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Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Felicia Hyatt of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Transmission facility applications processed306209300315330
Cable infrastructure inspections 13,41270,00070,00070,00070,000
Average number of days to process applications for siting wireless towers3631313131
Percent of customers satisfied with Community Technology complaint handling94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
1  In FY20, Community Technology revised its inspection calculation methodology. Previously, a site was counted as an inspection only if a violation was found. Beginning in FY20, all site visits to inspect cable infrastructure are counted as inspections. In addition, if there are two or more cable provider facilities on the same utility pole, and the inspector reviews both providers' facilities, it is counted as two inspections.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved17122176.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-89791-1.00
FY22 Recommended16224265.50