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Yearly Archives: 2011

American Community Television Applauds Congressional Research Service Report on Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access Television

October 26, 2011 Press Release A recent Congressional Research Service Report “Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access Cable Television Channels:  Issues for Congress,” details the challenges faced by PEG access television because of statewide franchising laws and actions by the Federal Communications Commission. “The study lays out what we have been saying all along,” said [...]
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American Community Television Calls on CenturyLink to Clarify How it Will Deliver PEG Channels

October 10, 2011 American Community Television (ACT) has sent a letter to Glenn F. Post, III (Chief Executive Officer and President of CenturyLink) asking for clarification of how CenturyLink intends to deliver Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television channels on its system. “We received word that CenturyLink was considering using a platform akin to [...]
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Charter to Cut Off Service to First Responders

Press Release August 15, 2011 American Community Television (ACT) received word today that Charter Communications intends to cut off cable service to police and fire departments in small towns in Missouri, unless they now pay to receive these services. “Cable service to municipal buildings has been provided free of charge for over thirty years as [...]
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Attorneys General in Eight States Asked to Investigate U-verse PEG Inaccessibility for the Blind and Vision Impaired

July 14, 2011 Attorneys General in eight states have been asked to investigate how AT&T delivers Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television on its U-verse platform.  The letters to the Attorneys General highlight the fact that people who are blind or vision impaired cannot access the PEG channels through the on-screen menus. The letters [...]
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FCC Releases it’s Future of Media Report

ACT figures prominently in the report!  New Media Report
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American Community Television Calls on AT&T to Make PEG Channels Available to the Blind and Vision Impaired Community

Press Release May 19, 2011 American Community Television (ACT) sent letters today to Randall Stephenson, the President of AT&T, and to Jacquelyn Brand, the chair of the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging, asking that AT&T deliver Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access channels the same as all other channels on the U-Verse system. [...]
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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH) Introduce the Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act)

May 5, 2011 Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH), jointly introduced legislation today that will help preserve Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television channels across the country.  The introduction of the Community Access Preservation Act (the CAP Act), was hailed by American Community Television (ACT) as critical to saving hundreds of [...]
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American Community Television Calls for PEG Commitments in the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Press Release March 29, 2011 American Community Television Calls for PEG Commitments in the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Citing shoddy treatment of Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access channels on AT&T’s U-verse product, American Community Television (ACT) called for PEG commitments as part of the merger. “We just saw the willingness of Comcast to make commitments to [...]
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Industry Backed Georgia Legislation Seeks to Destroy PEG Access Television

March 7, 2011 Georgia House Bill 385 will eliminate PEG access television in the state of Georgia according to American Community Television and the Georgia Municipal Association’s Legislative Alert (March 4, 2011). “AT&T and the cable operators are on the march again,” said John Rocco, President of American Community Television.  “It was bad enough when [...]
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Cable Assault on PEG Access Television in New Jersey No Surprise Says American Community Television

February 2, 2011 Press Release Cable Assault on PEG Access Television in New Jersey No Surprise Says American Community Television Although Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television has been in existence for over forty years, the past six years have seen an unprecedented effort by the cable industry and telecommunications companies to eliminate PEG [...]
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