Show Your Support for Local Programming

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A segment of Love You Longmont on Channel 8

It is time to re-imagine what Public Access TV can and will look like in Longmont, and we need your ideas! Longmont City Council wants to hear from you, what you watch now, what local information is important and how you access content today. Take our 5 minute survey and add ideas to the idea board (and like the ones you see from others too)!

What is Public Access Television?

Public Access Television is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming that is narrowcast through cable TV specialty channels.

Public Access Television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Public Access Television is often grouped with public, educational, and government access television channels, under the acronym PEG. PEG channels are on cable television systems.

In Longmont, as part of the franchise agreement with Comcast that gave them the ability to use the community’s right-of-way for their cable wires, they pay a fee to the City, in addition to PEG fees charged to every subscriber. PEG fees can only fund capital expenses (stuff, not people) and are granted to our current Public Access TV provider, the Longmont Cable Trust, in addition to 25% of the franchise fees (about $165,000) that can be used for operating expenses (people and stuff).


It is time to re-imagine what Public Access TV can and will look like in Longmont, and we need your ideas! Longmont City Council wants to hear from you, what you watch now, what local information is important and how you access content today. Take our 5 minute survey and add ideas to the idea board (and like the ones you see from others too)!

What is Public Access Television?

Public Access Television is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming that is narrowcast through cable TV specialty channels.

Public Access Television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Public Access Television is often grouped with public, educational, and government access television channels, under the acronym PEG. PEG channels are on cable television systems.

In Longmont, as part of the franchise agreement with Comcast that gave them the ability to use the community’s right-of-way for their cable wires, they pay a fee to the City, in addition to PEG fees charged to every subscriber. PEG fees can only fund capital expenses (stuff, not people) and are granted to our current Public Access TV provider, the Longmont Cable Trust, in addition to 25% of the franchise fees (about $165,000) that can be used for operating expenses (people and stuff).


Public Access TV Survey

The Community Involvement of this portion has concluded.