PEG/I-Net fees, provided via requirements of the cable franchise agreements, have been integral in funding technology used to produce local video content and expand use of the I-Net

PEG/I-Net fees have been a substantial funding source for all of the public benefits further described below Community Technology Grants, TechSmart Initiative Grants, community media facilities and equipment, and I-Net facilities and bandwidth expansion and utilization. The funding totals $49,302,729 over the last 10 years and has been an important resource to many community-based nonprofits, hundreds of public agencies and schools, and the diverse constituencies they serve. A continuation of this type of funding source is critical for these public benefits to not only continue, but to evolve to meet the MHCRC jurisdictions’ and the community’s needs in the future.