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MACTA is a group of city officials and staff, organized to speak on behalf of cities on a variety of telecommunications issues. MACTA was formed to proactively address issues that impact cable television and franchise development. MACTA has evolved into a an advocacy organization to help shape the rapidly changing telecommunications landscape as it affects cities. MACTA also is a state chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.


MACTA and the Telecommunications Industry

As changes occur in the telecommunications industry on local, state and national levels, MACTA will serve as an advocacy group to:

  • Ensure local governments have a voice and a place at the policy-making table.
  • Serve as a resource of accurate information for public officials when they are making policy decisions in telecommunications.
  • Work creatively with all those involved to resolve issues facing the telecommunications industry.
  • Create a level playing field, treating all service and technology providers in an equitable, non-discriminatory manner while insuring compensation for public rights-of-way and the provision of PEG access.


MACTA is affiliated with the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC).


MACTA is the Minnesota State Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), which is associated with the National League of Cities (NLC).


MACTA cooperates with the LMC and NATOA in training, education, and the monitoring of state and national issues to telecommunications.


Policy for Posting

All information and videos submitted for posting to the MACTA website are subject to approval of the Communications Committee. MACTA will post information and announcements from members and other nonprofit organizations that support MACTA and its mission. Postings, advertisements, political content are not allowed. All videos must be produced by members and abide by copyright laws. The views expressed in the videos are those solely of the producer or programmer and do not express the views of MACTA.

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