Mission Statement

The Jersey Access Group (JAG) is a professional advisory organization that informs, educates, and recommends in the areas of technology, legislation, and regulation. JAG shapes and directs the use of multi-communication platforms for content creators and distributors on behalf of municipalities, educational institutions, and other public media facilities.

JAG actively analyzes and addresses emerging issues in areas such as:

Cable Franchising

  • Use and management of public rights-of-way
  • Franchise agreements and renewals
  • Regulation of rates and service standards
  • State franchising laws in lieu of local oversight

Operation of Public, Education and Government (PEG) Media Facilities

  • Maintain the integrity and professionalism of PEG organizations and facilities
  • Develop and maintain a program sharing platform
  • Identify funding and equipment donation sources
  • Assist with developing station operating procedures, production, staffing, and volunteers
  • Educate, inform, and promote community involvement
  • Provide advice related to the formation of new PEG stations
  • Identify and develop problem solving strategies

Local Government Communications and Internet Policy

  • Social Media strategies
  • Consumer protection and net neutrality
  • National Broadband Plan, access, and funding
  • Public safety spectrum
  • Public rights-of-way management and policies
  • Service to anchor institutions like city halls, police and fire stations, schools, libraries, universities, hospitals, county services, courts, and community centers.
  • Emergency alert systems
  • Local government networks including, wired, wireless, fiber and coaxial

New Technology Initiatives and Advancements

  • Developments in the telecommunication industry
  • Capital equipment purchases
  • Advocacy through local communications initiatives
  • Digital transition of PEG programming
  • Integration and best practices of multi-distribution platforms
  • Use of wireless networks
  • Converging technologies and the impact upon legislation