Westford Community Access Television, Inc. (WestfordCAT) is a non-profit corporation charged with the mission to promote and encourage the use of local cable access to enhance a free and diverse exchange of ideas and interests that foster community participation and educational opportunities.
Prior to January 1, 2006, the production facilities of Westford's Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) Access Program cable channels were operated by Comcast Corporation. This arrangement was carried out as part of the Town of Westford's previous cable license agreement. Beginning in 2006, Comcast would no longer be responsible to manage the PEG production facilities. As part of the current agreement, Comcast agreed to turn over control of PEG Access to our community. In the summer of 2005, a group of interested residents worked to create an independent PEG access management organization, and on July 12, 2005, Westford Community Access Television came into existence. In September 2005, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint WestfordCAT as the town's public access provider.
As an independent, non-profit organization, WestfordCAT has the opportunity to expand the capabilities of the PEG access programs to meet the needs of the residents of Westford. Plans are currently being formulated to improve and expand the WestfordCAT programming schedule to obtain these goals to the best of the corporation's ability.
Questions or comments regarding the WestfordCAT organization should be addressed to the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to attend a WestfordCAT meeting, please contact Ira Keltz at 978-692-7152.
WestfordCAT employs a full time Executive Director, Lauren Horton, a full time Production Manager, George Cox, a full time Access Services Coordinator, Anya Zulawnik, a full time Programming Coordinator Steve Edwards. and a part time Video Systems Engineer, Mark Rocheleau.
Questions or comments regarding the WestfordCAT program operations, training or volunteer information should be addressed to Lauren Horton at 978-692-7152.