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Marin Telecommunications Agency (MTA)
The Marin Telecommunications Agency is a joint powers authority that administers the Comcast, AT&T and Horizon State cable franchises (DIVCA) on behalf of its members and developing policy related to telecommunications services in Marin County, including cable, broadband, and related services. It was formed in 1998 to negotiate and administer cable television franchises for its member agencies.

It is governed by an 10-member Board of Directors composed of elected representatives that are appointed from MTA's member agencies including a Supervisor from the County of Marin Board of Supervisors, and a council member from each of the member cities / towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon.

The Mission of the MTA is to be the key policy-making and coordinating body related to telecommunications matters in Marin.  This is in line with the core values that have defined the MTA throughout its history of promoting availability, accessibility, affordability and public inclusion in the advancement and enhancement of telecommunications infrastructure and services in Marin.   

MTA's revenues are comprised of video services franchise and PEG (Public, Education and Government) fees received from the state franchised video service providers in Marin including AT&T, Comcast and Horizon Cable on behalf of MTA's member agencies.  In accordance with MTA's Agreement of Formation/Joint Power Agreement MTA pays the franchise fees less MTA's operating budget to the member agencies based on revenue reports received from the video service providers.  The PEG fees are paid to the Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM) in accordance with the MTA - CMCM Dedicated Access Provider Agreement.

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Joint Power Agreement

MTA Strategic Plan