Lebanon city government will soon have its own cable channel.
According to Mayor Philip Craighead, the city is working with Charter in preparation for launching a government access channel that will feature, among other things, live broadcast of city meetings.
The city began pursuing this option after learning earlier this year its council meetings were no longer broadcast. Officials originally thought the change was because of a policy change with Charter, but they later learned it was due to incompatibility between the city’s equipment and new equipment at the Charter facility.
Federal Communications Commission regulations allow franchise authorities to require channels be designated for government use.
“Mainly [it will feature] the council, and we’ll put up notices, and we’ll kind of expand from there if we end up having some video or things,” said Craighead.
He said he didn’t yet know which channel would be assigned or the specific timeline for when it would go live.