Budget Year / Version:

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.

Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Transmission facility applications processed209350350350350
Cable infrastructure inspections 170,000178,327100,000125,000125,000
Average number of days to process applications for siting wireless towers3135353535
Percent of customers satisfied with Community Technology complaint handling94.0%95.1%94.0%94.0%94.0%
1  Community Technology staff is supporting MoCoNet residential broadband installations to provide digital equity services. This has reduced staff available to perform proactive inspections. Staffing in FY22 has also been negatively impacted by covid and extended medical leave among inspection staff.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved16224265.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.131230.00
FY23 Approved16355495.50