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Seattle Still Needs Public Access Television

The City of Seattle faces difficult budget decisions for 2011-12. Given all the budget pressure, can we still afford to subsidize public access television? The answer is yes, but given the significant changes in video and Internet technology, we should be able to do so less expensively than in the past, and with a competitively awarded contract. We need to look for a broader range of support rather than just a subsidy from Seattle’s cable television subscribers.