One of the things I am always asked is why do you want to bring community programming to the Internet for Yellow Springs?
The answer is simple, Yellow Springs is a pretty independent and intelligent community. Anecdotal evidence tells me that many households here try not to turn on a television, even if they have one and that more folks here would rather turn on their computer than the TV.
Presently, the Village’s community broadcasts are done over Time Warner Cable, who by their own estimates believe that they only have 24% saturation here. The Pew Internet & American Life Project estimates that 66% of adults have a broadband Internet connection at home.
Further, we are busy and involved here. The current configuration of Time Warner’s offering only allows you to view one program at a time. If you happen to miss that great program that was broadcast this morning because you are at work, don’t worry! it will be re-broadcast at 2:00 am. The beauty of offering programming on the Internet? On demand all the time without having to have a digital box to try and grab it from. Are you considering some of the talking points surrounding the new tax proposal? Wouldn’t it be great to just pull up this year’s budget discussions at your leisure?
The Internet has become a powerful means of collaboration. Let’s use it!
Communications is knowledge and knowledge is power.
Watch. Read. Get engaged.