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Interview of Bunnie Riedel, Executive Director, by Gary Rosenberg Host of the Freedom Network

Listen, as Bunnie Riedel explains what is happening around the country with PEG access television and the Charter acquisition of Time Warner and Bright House. Interview with Gary Rosenberg
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American Community Television Calls on FCC to Create an Appeals Process on Charter’s Treatment of PEG and Local Communities

In a filing in the Charter acquisition of Time Warner and Advanced/Newhouse (Bright House), American Community Television  (ACT) called on the FCC to create an appeals process so that PEG access channels and local communities could bring their complaints to the FCC and get an official opinion. “Charter is the worst cable operator in terms [...]
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Senators Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Ed Markey (MA) Introduce the Community Access Preservation Act

May 8, 2015 For immediate release Senators Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Ed Markey (MA) jointly introduced legislation today to help preserve and protect 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 [...]
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Charter Slams Northbridge, Massachusetts PEG Channels in Violation of Franchise Agreement

Press Release October 24, 2014 While Charter employee, Tom Cohan, admitted to the Board of Selectmen of Northbridge, Massachusetts on October 20th that “most access channels in any town have a group of loyal viewers,” nevertheless, Charter slammed the PEG access television channels from 11, 12 and 13 to 191, 192 and 194 in a [...]
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Charter’s Malevolence Toward Local Communities Continues to Grow

Press Release September 30, 2014  Charter’s Malevolence Toward Local Communities Continues to Grow               Citing multiple examples, American Community Television today called out Charter as the worst cable operator in the country when it comes to treatment of local communities and Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television.   [...]
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Charter Slams PEG Channels and Gouges Municipalities

July 18, 2014 Charter Slams PEG Channels and Gouges Municipalities American Community Television (ACT) and the Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SEATOA) were notified this week that Charter Communications has slammed Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access channels to the 180’s and 190’s in three more states.  PEG managers in Georgia, North Carolina [...]
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TVFREEDOM CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE COMMUNITY ACCESS PRESERVATION (CAP) ACT TO SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION

    TVFREEDOM CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE COMMUNITY ACCESS PRESERVATION (CAP) ACT TO SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION   CAP Act Would Preserve Diversity in Local Television Programming Across America   Washington, D.C. – In letters to the respective U.S. Senate and House Commerce Committees, and their respective Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, TVfreedom.org [...]
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AMERICAN COMMUNITY TELEVISION JOINS TVFREEDOM.ORG IN POLICY FIGHT TO PRESERVE LIFELINE BASIC SERVICE TIER AND LOCALISM

For Immediate Release  July 8, 2014  Robert C. Kenny 202-412-0976 Follow me TVfreedom.org AMERICAN COMMUNITY TELEVISION JOINS TVFREEDOM.ORG IN POLICY FIGHT TO PRESERVE LIFELINE BASIC SERVICE TIER AND LOCALISM New Partnership Fights to Preserve Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access Channels on Lifeline Basic Service Tier in Interest of Millions of Cable TV Subscribers Washington, [...]
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The Comcast Way: First, Kill PEG Television

May 29, 2014 Press Release The Comcast Way: First, Kill PEG Access Television Simultaneous to projecting itself as a corporation that has the public’s best interest at heart in order to push through approval of the merger of Comcast with Time Warner, Comcast is waging war on Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television in [...]
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PEG Channels Concerned Over Charter Acquisitions

Government Video Magazine–May 8th, 2014
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