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Program Description

  Office of Broadband Programs Community Engagement

The Office of Broadband Programs manages services to support County Cable Montgomery (CCM), the government access channel. CCM programming includes live County Council sessions and committee meetings, press conferences, town hall meetings, special events, and programs highlighting County services and activities. Funding is provided to the Media Services, County Council, Office of Public Information (PIO), and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to develop programming. Funding is also provided for engineering staff for the Technical Operations Center which monitors the audio and video signals provided to the cable providers, administering contracts, providing liaison and support services for the PEG channels, and other digital and social media services for the Executive and Legislative Branches. Over 99 percent of all CCM programming is presented with closed captions. Highlights of programs are available on the County's YouTube channel. Spanish language programming is produced and all programming is available via web-streaming on the County's website.

Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Alison Dollar of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2769 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Hours of first run locally produced, block, and acquired County Cable Montgomery (CCM) programming2,7313,1643,2593,3573,457
Percent of fresh County Cable Montgomery content (less than one month old) during peak viewing hours1.20%0.94%1.70%
Percent of English language first-run programs closed captioned in Spanish0%0%0%
Percent of English and Spanish language first-run programs closed captioned in English100%100%100%

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved292817217.60
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-1942163-13.60
FY21 Approved9860094.00