MACTA is a group of city officials and staff, organized to speak on behalf of cities on a variety of telecommunications issues. MACTA was formed to proactively address issues that impact cable television and franchise development. MACTA has evolved into a an advocacy organization to help shape the rapidly changing telecommunications landscape as it affects cities. MACTA also is a state chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
MACTA and the Telecommunications Industry
As changes occur in the telecommunications industry on local, state and national levels, MACTA will serve as an advocacy group to:
- Ensure local governments have a voice and a place at the policy-making table.
- Serve as a resource of accurate information for public officials when they are making policy decisions in telecommunications.
- Work creatively with all those involved to resolve issues facing the telecommunications industry.
- Create a level playing field, treating all service and technology providers in an equitable, non-discriminatory manner while insuring compensation for public rights-of-way and the provision of PEG access.
MACTA is affiliated with the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC).
MACTA is the Minnesota State Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), which is associated with the National League of Cities (NLC).
MACTA cooperates with the LMC and NATOA in training, education, and the monitoring of state and national issues to telecommunications.