The project is an online and OnDemand broadband platform for nonprofit groups, counties and towns to get the word out about their communities.
This new way of providing the public with information was being called a digital public access channel online. It is a kind of collective website or database of what is going on in a particular area and what organizations call that area home. The organization’s content can be posted, with links back to their own site for more details to drive business or tourist traffic to that locale.
“We’ve been experimenting with putting rural towns on a digital media access channel,” Willard said. “We’ve been meeting with people in different cities, talking about their needs. It was always about local organizations and events. This is a way to aggregate all of your information that is exciting and useful. There is a lot of arts and culture here. Comcast can run the site and all the arts and culture organizations could be on there.”
The organizations participating can get help from the Morgan Arts Council Digital Media Center and Comcast through tutorials or webinars on setting up their page.
Interested parties representing organizations and groups can contact Jack Kelly of the Morgan Arts Council Digital Media Center at 304-258-2300