GCTV Plans Live Broadcast As Selectmen Meet In South Grafton

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Grafton Selectmen will be broadcasting their meeting live from the South Grafton Community House. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

GRAFTON, Mass. - Grafton Community Television will provide a live broadcast of the Tuesday, Nov. 13 Grafton Board of Selectmen's meeting from the South Grafton Community House.

This marks the first time that a live television broadcast has been planned from the South Grafton Community House. It will utilize the new Fiber Municipal Area Network (FMAN) recently installed in the town and funded by the Cable Television Fund.

This new fiber system replaces a 25-year-old Institutional Network, or “I-Net,” that assisted with community access television broadcasts from out of studio locations including the Grafton Municipal Center and Grafton High School auditorium. The primary purpose of the new Fiber Municipal Area Network allows for community access television broadcasts from municipal and school buildings, and certain town owned outdoor park facilities. Another benefit is a fiber network that can support reliable and significantly lower cost high speed data transmission between government offices, municipal departments and schools.

Grafton Community Television will broadcast the Nov. 13 Selectmen's meeting live on Charter Channel 12 / Verizon Channel 33 starting at 7 p.m.

Rebroadcasts of the Board of Selectmen's meetings are shown on Charter Channel 12 / Verizon Channel 33 each week on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 9:30 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m..The broadcast schedule can also be found at the Grafton Community Television website www.GraftonTV.org at the "program schedule" link and through the GCTV Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/graftontv.

Grafton Community Television provides programming on three distinct public access channels in the Town of Grafton over the Charter Communications and the Verizon cable systems. Weekly schedules for Grafton Community Television Channels can be found at www.GraftonTV.org. Charter Channel 11 / Verizon Channel 34 provides general interest programming, Charter Channel 12 / Verizon Channel 33 broadcasts town government programming, and Charter Channel 13 /Verizon Channel 32 features school programming and high school sports events.

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AladdinsLamp:

The Grafton Cable Oversight Committee should consider requesting reduce user fees.
In my opinion wireless cell phones have provided access beyond your reach and thus your/our $400K expenditure for fiber cable from user fees collected, is old fashioned redundancy. I can live stream from my phone from anywhere in town.
This expenditure reminds me of our "Code Red" service that the town annually buys that only works when there is electricity.
Sometimes it's best to acknowledge that technology has moved forward.
The GCOC should cut the surcharge user fee!

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