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CABLE TELEVISION
FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

Reference documents pertaining to the franchise agreement are provided below,
which are followed by a list of formal complaints submitted to the Omaha City Council.

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March 31, 1980 - Original Franchise Agreement

Cox-Franchise-Agreement.pdf

FYI: FCC Fact Sheet - What are PEG Channels?

March 11, 2009 - The Request for Proposal (RFP) to conduct an analysis of Omaha's cable franchise system.

Cable TV Franchise Renewal Consulting Services RFP.pdf

October 16, 2009 to October 21, 2009 - Survey of cable-subscribers, performed Group W Communications, LLC.

Cable Subscriber Survey October 2009.pdf

October 21, 2009 - An assessment of cable subscribers in Omaha, performed by Group W Communications, LLC.

Cable Subscriber Survey Executive Summary.pdf

December 9, 2009 - An assessment of individual PEG channels in Omaha, performed by Riedel Communications, Inc.

Cable Related Community Needs Assessment.pdf


March 17, 2010 - An assessment of cable-related community needs, performed by Dr. Barry Orton

Omaha Needs Assessment Executive Summary.pdf

April 17, 2010 - An assessment commissioned by the City of Omaha; performed by Moss & Barnett

Omaha Needs Assessment Summary Presentation.pdf

** IMPORTANT DOWNLOAD **

April 21, 2010 - CTI22's feedback to errors and ommisisons in assessments produced by Moss & Barnett, Riedel Communications, Inc., Group W Communications, LLC., and Dr. Barry Orton.

CTI22-FEEDBACK-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.pdf

** IMPORTANT DOWNLOAD **

May 10, 2011 - An overview of how Cox Communications has managed Omaha's Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) channels. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

CTI22 Letter to Omaha City Council on May 10, 2011

** IMPORTANT DOWNLOAD **

May 10, 2011 - How CTI22 compares to PEG channels in five-(5) markets (cities) that are slightly larger than and slightly smaller than Omaha. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

Community Acces Assessment Survey-Draft

May 10, 2011 - CTI22's official position against any taxes to support Omaha's PEG channels; and CTI22's challenge to the Omaha City Council not to accept Cox's lack of support for PEGs, and to spend a day at CTI22 actually interacting with citizens of Omaha about community access television. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

Follow-up CTI22 Letter to Omaha City Council on May 10, 2011

April 19, 2012 - Proposed Franchise Agreement 2012 Proposed Franchise Agreement


April 27, 2012 - CTI22 assessment of the proposed Franchise Agreement CTI22 Assessment of 2012 Franchise Agreement

PowerPoint Q&A

May 3, 2012 - May 9, 2012 - CTI22 Complaints to the City of Omaha, Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC), and U.S. Antitrust Division Regarding the executed Franchise Agreement

Letter to Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission

Complaints presented via PowerPoint


** IMPORTANT DOWNLOAD **

Download, complete and return the
"Public Accommodation" survey!


June 1, 2012 - CTI22 Response to requested feedback for the formation of a new board for PEG administration.

Letter from CTI22 to members of Omaha City Council
August 15, 2012 - Creation of new Cable Television Access Corporation Cable Television Access Corporation (CTAC)

September 26, 2012 - Letter from CTI22 to CTAC Board Member

Letter from CTI22 to CTAC Board Member
November 26, 2012 - Proposed Program Schedules for combining current content on Channel 22 and Channel 109

Proposed - Reduce all ontent to 30-minutes and no "live" broadcasts

Proposed - Retain all content "AS IS" including "live" broadcasts

December 3, 2012 - Letter to Deputy City Attorney Tom Mumgaard on his allegation CTI22 is "charging" citizens for public access.

Letter from CTI22 to Deputy City Attorney Thomas O. Mumgaard
December 19, 2012 - Request for Qualifications: City of Omaha Cable Television Access Corporation - Public, Education, and Government Access Cable Television Services Request for Qualifications: City of Omaha Cable Television Access Corporation - Public, Education, and Government Access Cable Television Services.pdf
January 16, 2013 - CTI22's response to the Request for Qualifications: City of Omaha Cable Television Access Corporation - Public, Education, and Government Access Cable Television Services

Response to RFQ from PropertyBanc

Response to RFQ from Jim Nelson Media Services

Response to RFQ from KPTM-Fox 42

Response to RFQ from CTI22

February 4, 2013 - CTI22's Selection Assessment of the RFQs

To download, click here.

February 28, 2013 - Termination of CTI22's business operations.

 

CTI22 [an IRS 501 (c)(3)] is a completely unfunded broadcast entity; and CTI22 is not a self-sustaining commercial audio/video production house. The changes implemented by CTAC do not enable CTI22 to maintain or increase revenue streams to support our continued existence. Consequently, CTI22 must vacate our broadcast facility by no later than Friday, March 1, 2013. For more information, please click here.

   


C
omplaints submitted to the Omaha City Council regarding
substandard service provided by Cox Communications:

COMPLAINT
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July 22, 2011 - Cox failed to broadcast CTI22 for over 11 hours. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

August 19, 2012 - Cox failed to broadcast CTI22 for over 4 hours. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

August 19, 2012 - CTI22's follow-up to its program producers for Cox's failure to broadcast for over 4 hours. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

August 31, 2012 - Cox unilaterally decided to infringe CTI22's logo and copyright via its online channel lineup for Omaha. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

September 12, 2012 - City of Omaha refuses to allow CTI22 to relocate, and is thereby requiring CTI22 staff to operate in a hazardous environment. To watch/download the video, click here. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

October 18, 2012 - Cox continues to unilaterally advertise and infringe upon CTI22's logo and copyright via its online channel lineup for Omaha. NOTE: CTI22 did not receive any response from any member of the Omaha City Council.

   


For your information, reference links pertaining to the franchise agreement are provided below.


http://standupforomaha.org/coxomaha.htm


http://www.cityofomaha.org/cityclerk/

At CTI22, we encourage all metro Omaha citizens to share their comments and questions about the franchise agreement with key decisions makers. As represented by the graph below, CTI22 is broadcasting three-(3) town hall meetings to provide metro Omaha citizens with an immediate opportunity to raise questions and obtain answer about the character and scope of your cable communication services.


NOTE: BROADCAST DATES AND PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

You're welcome to come to the CTI22 broadcast facility to participate in these "live" town hall meetings. The CTI22 studio is located in the O.I.C. buildling at:

2724 N. 24th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111

[One block north of Lake street. The parking lot is directly behind the building via 25th streeet.]

If you are unable to attend, the call-in line is:

402-453-5006



To download and distribute the PSA for this town hall meeting, please click here.

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