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Communications Daily–January 6, 2014–PEG Community Readies Efforts to Encourage Passage of CAP Act

PEG Community Readies Efforts to Encourage Passage of CAP Act
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Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Senator Edward Markey (MA) Introduce the Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act)

December 10 , 2013 For immediate release   Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Senator Edward Markey (MA) Introduce the Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act)  Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Senator Edward Markey (MA), jointly introduced legislation today that will help preserve Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television channels across the country.  The introduction [...]
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American Community Television Congratulates the City of Knoxville for Successfully Challenging AT&T

American Community Television (ACT) congratulates the City of Knoxville, Tennessee for successfully challenging AT&T in the way it delivers Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television channels. A statewide cable franchising law passed in 2008 requires AT&T to provide the equipment to transmit the signal of Community Television of Knoxville (CTV) to its system.  In [...]
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Fighting for PEG, One State at a Time (Q&A with Bunnie Riedel, Multichannel News May 23, 2012)

Multichannel News May 2012
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PEG Advocates Remain Hopeful On CAP Act During Election Year

PEG Advocates Remain Hopeful On CAP Act During Election Year
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California Attorney General Punts to FCC on AT&T’s PEG Channel Inaccessibility to the Blind

January 4, 2012 Press Release In what American Community Television (ACT) calls a disappointing response, the office of Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General of California, issued a letter saying that it would wait until the FCC rules on a pending petition to address the inability of the blind and vision impaired to access PEG television [...]
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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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