2023 March 23-Telecom

Mar 23, 2023 01:00pm -
Mar 23, 2023 02:00pm

Event Description

March 23, 2023

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Telecommunications Webinar - Square PEG in a Round Hole: Limits on Municipal Use of Public, Education, and Government Fees

This presentation will discuss the federal restrictions on local governments’ use of public, education, and government (“PEG”) fees paid by cable operators to support local government PEG channels, pursuant to the federal Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984. Unlike some types of municipal revenue and funding sources, which carry no restrictions regarding how they may be spent and which are designated for the general fund to be used anywhere needed, the use of PEG fees is limited. Although trying to fit PEG fees into a local government’s budget may be challenging at times, Federal Communications Commission orders and court cases provide guidance on the purposes for which local governments may and may not use PEG fees. This presentation will also cover a series of PEG “FAQs” to assist municipal lawyers in advising local government clients, relative to the limited purposes for the use of PEG fees.

Speaker: David Johnson


Speaker's Bio

David Johnson is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arlington, Texas, where he has served since 2008. His practice focuses on utilities, telecommunications, ethics, elections, open meetings, and boards and commissions. David received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law). David is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition of Cities For Utility Issues as well as the Executive Committees of the Oncor Cities Steering Committee and the Atmos Cities Steering Committee. David is also an IMLA Local Government Fellow.


Event Type:Distance Learning Event
Category:Distance Learning
Early registration ends on Dec 19, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Dec 20, 2022 and ends on Feb 19, 2023.
Late registration starts on Feb 20, 2023.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2023 Mar 23
Member Fee: $49.00$49.00$49.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00