The Howard County Council held a Public Hearing on May 20th with a significant agenda. Apparently the video streaming service was offline for this meeting. You can see the image above that is currently on the Howard County Council website and here is a tweet from the Howard County Council twitter account:
Our online streaming service is down for tonight’s meeting. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our Public Hearing is still being broadcast on GTV (Comcast channel 99, Verizon channel 44).
— Howard County Council (@HoCoCouncil) May 20, 2019
While it is great the some people can watch the meeting via GTV on Verizon and Comcast…for those that have “Cut The Cord” and could not attend the evening meeting in person…we miss out on what happened last night. That is very disappointing.
The video streaming service had issues back on May 15th for a budget meeting relating to the Board of Education Operating Budget. Luckily the service was fixed and back online nearly 30 minutes into that meeting.
The question has to be asked…is there a major problem with the video streaming service utilized by Howard County Government resources? Is this now the new normal or is this something that will be resolved going forward.
Again…there are many that watch these meetings online…and not everyone has Verizon or Comcast…so what will the county do to make this service to the public more reliable than it has been recently?
I will continue to keep an eye on this topic.