About Access 21

Access 21 LogoThe Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Access Corporation (CMPAC) is a private, non-profit corporation that was incorporated in May of 2000 for the purpose of operating the public access channel (Access 21) on the Spectrum cable system serving Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte.

Our mission is to provide facilities and education that welcome and accommodate individuals to create and submit programming that expresses diverse opinions, talents, activities and interests in the Charlotte metropolitan area through non-commercial open access television.

Our goal is to make Access 21 one of the leading public access channels in the country. We are "The People's Voice" In the community and that voice will be one of which all Mecklenburg County residents can be proud.

Access 21 currently features two TV studios and control rooms, and four Final Cut Pro editing suites.

Where To Watch Access 21


Charlotte / Mecklenburg County21

Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville4

Iredell County4

AT&T:Charlotte /Mecklenburg County99

MI Connection:Iredell County4

Google Fiber HD:140

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Hours of Operation

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Studio Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual  Report 2017-2018

Rules and Regulations

These Rules and Regulations are available in PDF format.
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CMPAC Rules and Regulations

CMPAC Rules and Regulations (Spanish Version)