We want YOU to join us for our monthly Legislative Policy Committee virtual meetings, second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.
This is your monthly opportunity for status updates on MACTA’s outreach/advocacy project seeking funding solutions for our members. We’ll also follow the 2023 legislative session, of course, and we’ll be planning for a 2023 MACTA Day at the Capitol.
Bring your questions, ideas, and opinions, and take away valuable information to share with your leadership. Be sure to attend the January 12th meeting to get the latest on our advocacy project and hear about the kick-off to the legislative session.
The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.
Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.
There’s a MAP for that! Exploring the FCC Map,
State Maps & Efforts to Close the Digital Divide
In November of 2022 the FCC debuted its first iteration of the National Broadband Map, displaying information about the internet services available to individual locations across the country as reported by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the FCC’s ongoing Broadband Data Collection. Through continuous updates, the map aims to help identify the unserved and underserved communities most in need of funding for high-speed internet infrastructure investment using FCC verification efforts, data from internet providers and public crowdsourcing. This eNATOA will not only explore the FCC’s efforts to close the digital divide using “Fabric,” the first ever national dataset that is a product of integrating multiple data sources for each state and territory but will also discuss state broadband maps and the role they play in complementing or contending with the FCC map.
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Under The Hood: Advanced Social Media Video Seminar
It’s projected that adults will spend 80 minutes per day watching digital video in 2023. Join us for a deep dive into today’s Advanced Social Media and PEG video content. It’s so much more than just a simple post every now and then. Learn about the trends, decoding your analytics, recommended video lengths, and custom thumbnails. How do you leverage YouTube’s vast presence to boost your channel’s viewers? OTT doesn’t mean DOA. Hear from those who’ve made it work and how you can do the same to boost awareness, generate demand and drive conversation.
The Great PEG Modernization
Has cable TV gone the way of the buggy whip, leisure suits, and beehive hairdos? We’re moving into an era where it’s all about broadband and Over-the-Top. The question is, how do you fill that broadband pipe with great content? How do you market a PEG channel for the future and how do you get the word out to those cutting the cord? Learn from the best and their success stories when it comes to community outreach and building channel value in the modern PEG environment.
Premiere Pro for Today’s Video Editor
Level-up your expertise in this video editing workshop focusing on Premiere Pro core editing skills. Refine your skill and gain confidence and clarity on standard editing techniques. From novice to experienced editors, this workshop will dive into the many ways to achieve similar results in Premiere Pro. Master the fundamentals and learn key time-saving hacks for a great foundation to quickly build upon and develop your advanced video editing skills and workflows.
Federal Broadband Funding and the States
In late 2021, President Biden signed the much-anticipated $1.2 trillion infrastructure package to make new federal investments in a wide range of public systems over five years. So… where are we now? Get the latest information from SBLN (State Broadband Leaders Network) as they share information on the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. Learn how the Federal government is using the $1.2 Trillion infrastructure bill to close the digital divide.
Save the Date
40th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Bunker Hills Event Center | Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Additional details will be coming soon!
“No Film School Required!” Video production tips and tricks for the masses
Attention PR, social media, and marketing virtuosos! Need to make an engaging video with little time, resources, and budget? Social media and public relations staff need to wear many hats, which increasingly involves video production, but they often don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to learning the craft. With this course, you will learn from marketing and video production experts on how to make simple video productions resonate with your viewers and connect with your community. From working with little to no budget for equipment, to simple, current tips and techniques to increase viewership and engagement, you’ll leave the class with resources and confidence to take your video productions to the next level.
Wireless Small Cell Deployments
It’s been several years since the introduction of wireless small cell networks for 4G densification and next generation 5G service in our communities. Let’s check in and see how state and the FCC small cell regulations are working from a municipalities’ perspective in terms of ROW agreements, fees and cost impacts to municipalities, and the use of ROW. What do the latest installations look like now? Are communities getting the benefits from these deployments with improved 4G and 5G deployments? Hear the latest on these initiatives and projects.
The Courts, The Hill and The FCC –
A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2024
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