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Public Access Cable Television

Purpose

To facilitate and govern nondiscriminatory public use of designated and reserved noncommercial public access channels of the franchised cable TV system. Govern the corporation; prepare and submit to the Council articles of incorporation and bylaws. Gather members, who are DC residents knowledgeable in telecommunications law or programming, corporate or foundation management, public relations, fund raising, career development, or training. Members may not be employees of DC government or the cable franchisee or its contractors, or investors in the franchise corporation. The chairperson and seven members are elected in accordance with the by laws of the Corporation, two members are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council; two members are appointed by the chairperson of the Council's committee having jurisdiction over cable TV and confirmed by the Council; and one member is appointed by the District's cable franchised and confirmed by the Council.

Licensed - Yes

Paid stipend or salary - No