Learn about programs to serve older adults to help prevent social isolation with the ongoing pandemic and beyond. COVID-19 has exposed a hidden crisis in connectivity for America's older adults. Advanced age is one of the largest predictors of lower technology use and research shows the gap in connectivity among older adults. Seniors are most vulnerable both to COVID-19 and to the detrimental effects of social isolation. Learn about public-private partnerships and programs that are enhancing older adults' virtual learning and digital engagement with demonstrable social outcomes.
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Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.
Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.
The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.
In this day and age of social media and ever changing technology, find out what it takes to build a communication team that is diverse in talent, overachieving when it comes to knowledge and knows how to utilize the tools to get the story told.
The wireless industry continues to accelerate its deployment of facilities in the public rights-of-way and local governments are compelled to respond quickly. They must review and process wireless facility applications, protect public safety and preserve the character of their communities within the confines of the law. This session will address recent legal and regulatory developments, including the status of the appeal of the FCC's Third Report and Order and the FCC's recent 6409(a) Order. Our experts will also provide practical guidance for managing small cell facilities in your communities.
2021 Conference Registration is now open
This year’s conference is an all-inclusive, all-access pass at one low rate. Your registration fee includes all conference events including:
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NO SHARING POLICY: Your link to connect to the virtual conference platform will be unique to you and cannot be shared with others. Multiple log-ins with the same ID during the event will be dismissed and jeopardize your participation in the event.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is now 25 years old and woefully out of date. Many of the technologies and platforms that are being used today did not even exist in the public marketplace in 1996. Moreover, there has been a convergence of services (for example, video streaming) that is not recognized in federal law and can be harmful to local governments. This session will explore possible reforms that are needed to the Telecom Act that would better protect local governments. It will also address whether a legislative overhaul of the Act is possible in a Biden Administration and, if not, whether some positive changes could be achieved through other means.
Now that your PEG channel has survived the pandemic, find out what it will take to keep your PEG channel moving forward. Join us as we will look deeper into what is new with PEG, revenue generation ideas for PEG and will your council meetings still be available in the virtual world?
Join us for a discussion of how 2021 affected policy and practice on key communications issues and what may be coming in 2022.
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