ACT files comments in the proposed Comcast-Time Warner transactions
ACT has filed several petitions and comments with the FCC, some of which are listed below. Files are PDF.
ACT calls on the FCC to require PEG commitments as a condition of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.
- Filing in support of McAllen Independent School District, September 28, 2010
Letter of support for the McAllen Independent School District. McAllen has asked the FCC for a standstill order to prevent Time Warner from slamming its channel into the digital tier.
- Reply Comments in Comcast NBCU Merger, July 21, 2010
Arguing that Comcast must be required to ensure that PEG is supported and treated technically equal to all other channels.
- Future of Media Inquiry, Response to Question 27, May 7, 2010
This is an important opportunity for the PEG community to weigh in and be counted in the total media landscape. There are areas throughout the inquiry where PEG issues could be addressed, but in particular, Question 27 of the Future of Media Inquiryis directed at PEG:
With regard to cable television, local franchising authorities can require a cable operator to provide channel capacity for Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels and some facilities and funding for such channels. Are these channels being used as effectively as possible for the provision of useful news and information to communities? How has the role of PEG channels changed over time, and how could their effectiveness be improved? Does statewide franchising change the number and composition of PEG channels? Does it serve to promote the intended benefits from PEG channels or undermine them? Are there other ways to provide for the benefits from PEG channels in the digital age? How should operators of PEG channels work with noncommercial television and radio licensees, as well as with other non-profit media entities?
- NATOA’s comments on Future of Media Inquiry, May 7, 2010
You can contact the Federal Communications Commission:
Robert M. McDowell