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Date:
July 14, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Steve Huggenberger, Asst. City Attorney, 402-441-7286
Ed Hoffman, Telecomm/Cable Board Chair, 402-477-2233

Agenda Set for Wednesday's Public Hearing on Cable TV Service

The Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board has released its agenda for the public hearing on Time Warner Cable service Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The session is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 555 South 10th Street, but the hearing will be extended past 7 p.m. if necessary to accommodate all testimony.

Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Explanation of session format
  3. Identification of issues and questions posed by the Telecommunications/Cable Advisory Board
  4. Time Warner responses
  5. Preliminary Statement by Time Warner
  6. Further questions by board members
  7. Public comments - Those who wish to speak at the hearing will need to sign in, and public testimony will be limited to five minutes (not including board questions). The sign-in will begin at 4:30 p.m.
  8. Further questions by board members
  9. Responses and/or final statements by Time Warner
  10. Explanation of process going forward
  11. Adjournment

The City is conducting a performance evaluation of the cable television franchise agreement with Time Warner. The hearing will be carried live on 5 CITY-TV and available at 5tv.lincoln.ne.gov.

In addition to the public hearing, citizens may comment until August 1, 2014 by sending an e-mail to cic@lincoln.ne.gov or a fax to 402-441-7120. Comments can also be mailed to Time Warner Comments, Citizen Information Center, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.

The Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council on general telecommunication policy issues, including those related to cable television. More information on the board is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: cable).

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.


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