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Orion Community Cable
Communications Commission
(OCCCC)
Cable Franchising Authority
for the Village of Lake Orion and
Charter Township of Orion
1349 Joslyn Road
Lake Orion, MI  48360
248 393-0147
occcc@orionontv.org

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Next OCCCC Meeting:

Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:00 pm
ONTV Studio
1349 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
(February 7 meeting canceled
due to lack of quorum)

Orion Neighborhood Television

Village of Lake Orion

Orion Township

OCCCC Actions in 2018

Updated the cablecasting equipment at the Lake Orion Community Schools Administration building. ($90,000)

Provided a new fiber run from behind 37 East Flint Street (the old Village Hall) to the Children’s Park parking lot to enable Orion Neighborhood Television to provide more live coverage downtown ($3,300)

Activated 2 dark fibers at Orion Township Hall to provide file backup for ONTV and OCCCC, including government meeting videos. (($3,000)

Awarded a grant to the Village of Lake Orion for a speaker to improve the quality of their televised council meetings.  ($1,060)

Sent a letter, drafted by Chair Ralph Painter, to Representative John Reilly in opposition to SB 637, which would set a dangerous precedent in allowing big telecommunications companies to dictate the use of rights of ways.

Filed reply comments with the FCC in opposition to the FCC  Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) to Reduce Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, Docket No. 05-311,which threatens the existence of local access channels by reducing or eliminating franchise fees.

In Lake Orion/Orion Township, cable franchise fees support:
* live, unedited, gavel to gavel coverage of local government meetings,
including Lake Orion Village Council, Orion Township Board, and Lake Orion
Community School Board;
* youth media literacy camps;
* broadcast internships for high school and college students;
* technology grants to Lake Orion Community Schools ($250,000 in
2017-2018);
* support and promotion of local non-profits and local businesses;
*Orion residents’ access to technology to create, communicate and connect
with other residents through video on the Orion public access channel.