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Program Description

  Community Access to Cable

The Office Broadband Programs administers a contract with Montgomery Community Television, doing business as Montgomery Community Media (MCM), through which it operates two community media cable television channels and provides media technology training to County residents and community organizations. MCM produces independent, diverse and informative cable programming for County residents. MCM's mission is to provide media, television production and technology training that empowers residents and organizations and provides them with the opportunity to interact, engage and influence the County government and the community by using the powerful media of television and the Internet.

Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Jennifer Nordin of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Hours of first run locally produced, block, and acquired Montgomery Community Media (MCM) programming4,1322,2312,2352,2402,245
Hours of Montgomery Community Media (MCM) volunteer effort in creating public access programming17,50013,72013,00013,00013,000

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved26439110.00
Increase Cost: Community Access Labor Costs and Benefit Increase696970.00
Increase Cost: Community Access Facility Rent and Utility Increase333220.00
Decrease Cost: Operating Expenses-110000.00
FY20 Approved27359300.00