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1 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine

2 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee

3 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee 2. Public, Educational, & Governmental (PEG) Channels

4 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee 2. Public, Educational, & Governmental (PEG) Channels 3. Capital Grants

5 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee 2. Public, Educational, & Governmental (PEG) Channels 3. Capital Grants 4. Build Out

6 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee 2. Public, Educational, & Governmental (PEG) Channels 3. Capital Grants 4. Build Out 5. Municipal I-Nets

7 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee Not a Tax – Here is the Case Law:

8 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee Not a Tax – Here is the Case Law: Request Up to 5% of Gross Revenue, Paid Quarterly

9 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 1. The Franchise Fee Not a Tax – Here is the Case Law: Request Up to 5% of Gross Revenue, Paid Quarterly “New Money” vs. Historical Receipts

10 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 2. PEG Channels – First Steps

11 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 2. PEG Channels – First Steps Form a Municipal Cable Committee

12 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 2. PEG Channels – First Steps Form a Municipal Cable Committee Conduct Surveys & Hold Public Hearing

13 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 2. PEG Channels – First Steps Form a Municipal Cable Committee Conduct Surveys & Hold Public Hearing Create Ascertainment Report and Vision Plan

14 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 2. PEG Channels – First Steps Form a Municipal Cable Committee Conduct Surveys & Hold Public Hearing Create Ascertainment Report and Vision Plan Specify Video Return Locations

15 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 3. Capital Grants – Created by Ascertainment Report, Used to Create Vision Plan

16 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 3. Capital Grants – Created by Ascertainment Report, Used to Create Vision Plan 4. Build Out – Still Negotiable, But Not Much Leverage

17 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 3. Capital Grants – Created by Ascertainment Report, Used to Create Vision Plan 4. Build Out – Still Negotiable, But Not Much Leverage Require “Universal Coverage” – If Not Possible, Do a Ride-Out With The Cable Rep and Be Creative

18 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 3. Capital Grants – Created by Ascertainment Report, Used to Create Vision Plan 4. Build Out – Still Negotiable, But Not Much Leverage Require “Universal Coverage” – If Not Possible, Do a Ride-Out With The Cable Rep and Be Creative Specify Cable Drops & Video Return Locations from Municipal Buildings, Schools and Libraries.

19 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 5. Municipal I-Net’s or Intra-Net

20 Municipal Benefits Under FCC Regulations and the Maine Model Franchise Community Television Association of Maine 5. Municipal I-Net’s or Intra-Net Very Difficult To Negotiate, May incur Maintenance Charges On Existing I-Nets Due To Current Regulatory Landscape.

21 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 1. Don’t Take The Franchise They Offer

22 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 1. Don’t Take The Franchise They Offer Start With The Formal Process

23 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 1. Don’t Take The Franchise They Offer Create An RFP With Your Terms Using The Maine Model Franchise Start With The Formal Process

24 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 1. Don’t Take The Franchise They Offer Create An RFP With Your Terms Using The Maine Model Franchise Start With The Formal Process 2. Local Channels Are Valuable !

25 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 3. Don’t Let Them Bluff You

26 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 3. Don’t Let Them Bluff You The “Pass-Through” Threat

27 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 3. Don’t Let Them Bluff You The “Pass-Through” Threat 4. Know Your Rights – And What’s at Stake

28 General Do’s and Don’t’s Community Television Association of Maine 3. Don’t Let Them Bluff You The “Pass-Through” Threat 4. Know Your Rights – And What’s at Stake 5. Other Resources and a Final Word

29 Community Television Association of Maine Thank you !


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