City wants input on performance of Community Access Television (CAT)

The City of Fayetteville is seeking input via an online survey of Community Access Television, the contractor for the city’s public access services and channel.

CAT will compile and use the results of the survey, which will be online through November 16, for its annual performance review and its report to the City of Fayetteville Telecommunications Board.

The survey, which can be found at, asks for a rating of CAT’s performance in the following ten areas:

  1. The current mission of Community Access Television (CAT) is to make available a medium of communication that provides freedom of expression and community awareness for all local citizens.
  2. Community Access Television provides public access television services on a first-come, first-serve, non-discriminatory basis.
  3. CAT schedules, monitors and assists the public in equipment check-in and check-out procedures.
  4. CAT strives to create an inclusive environment in which all public access users feel welcome.
  5. CAT operates the public access channel at hours convenient to the community it serves.
  6. CAT is to have at least one qualified staff member present during the required customer service hours to assist users with their productions.
  7. CAT provides a public access television venue in which freedom of speech is valued and exercised.
  8. CAT provides a user-friendly system to request playback of public access programs.
  9. CAT actively promotes the use and benefit of the public access television station and facilities.
  10. CAT effectively trains residents in the techniques of video production, including providing technical advice in the execution of productions.

» Take the survey at