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Monthly Archives: July 2010

More Than 8,400 Jobs Could be Saved or Created

Communications Daily: More than 8,400 jobs could be saved or created by enacting the Community Access Preservation Act (HR-3745), American Community Television said in a report released Monday. The group estimated the number using the survey responses of 78 public, educational and governmental (PEG) access managers. The bill by Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., aims to [...]
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American Community Television Calls on the FCC to Require Comcast to Treat PEG Channels Fairly as Condition of the Comcast NBC Universal Merger

In reply comments filed yesterday with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the Comcast NBC Universal merger, American Community Television (ACT) said “We believe Comcast’s “Commitments” to PEG access in this proceeding are carefully crafted to effectively enable Comcast to disadvantage PEG channel placement, subvert public access to government and educational programming, and discriminate against [...]
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Passage of CAP Act Would Save and Create Jobs

One of the key provisions in the Community Access Preservation Act (the CAP Act, HR 3745), will remove the restriction in the Telecommunications Act on Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television operations using PEG support fees only for capital and equipment expenses. If the CAP Act is passed, PEG access television centers could use PEG support fees already [...]
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No Help from the FCC for PEG Access Television Anytime Soon

In a recent letter to Congressman Jose Serrano, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Chief of the Media Bureau, William T. Lake, expressed “hope” that AT&T would work to resolve the disputes raised in the Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by the Alliance for Community Media et al, and the City [...]
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