Office of Cable Communications
- Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC)
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) works to protect consumers by ensuring that utility and transportation services are fairly priced, available, reliable and safe. The WUTC regulates the rates, services, and practices of privately-owned utilities and transportation companies, including electric, telecommunications, natural gas, water, and solid waste collection companies, pipeline safety, private commercial ferries, buses, and motor carriers.
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.
- Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.60
Regulation in the public interest
of the operation of cable communications systems and their use of the
public streets by establishing procedures for the granting and
termination of franchises.
- Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB)
CTTAB study and make recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council on issues of community-wide interest relating to telecommunications and technology, including cable television access, technology access, and regulatory issues within the City's authority regarding wire and wireless communication systems.
- City of Seattle Community Technology
The City of Seattle is committed to promoting a technology healthy community. This includes ensuring that residents have the information technology training and access needed to ensure civic and cultural participation, employment and lifelong learning.
- Seattle Channel - Cable Channel 21
The Seattle Channel is a public service of the City of Seattle created to inform citizens about their government and to offer them a timely opportunity to be involved in government decisions. The Seattle Channel can be found on Comcast at channel 21 and on Broadstripe at channel 28.
- Seattle Community Media, Public Access TV
Seattle Community Media is a citizen's communication center providing channels for diverse free expression and community development through access to non-commercial television, other media and training. It is operated by Seattle Community Colleges Television, SCCtv, and broadcast in the greater Seattle area on Comcast Channel 77 and Broadstripe Channel 23.
- National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) is a professional association made up of individuals and organizations responsible for - or advising those responsible for - communications policies and services in local governments throughout the country. NATOA provides support on the many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and technology issues impacting the interests of local governments.
- Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)
The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is a private, non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA with a mission to promote excellence in Washington local government through professional consultation, research and information services.