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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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New Jersey Legislation to Eliminate PEG Access Television Harmful to Communities

February 1, 2011 Press Release New Jersey Legislation to Eliminate PEG Access Television Harmful to Communities American Community Television (ACT) has learned that a bill before the State Legislature would completely wipe out Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television in that state. “This is the most aggressive piece of industry backed legislation we have [...]
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Lack of FCC Action on PEG Filings Cited in New Petition

Jonathan Make, Communications Daily: Lack of final FCC action on petitions about how pay-TV providers handle public, educational and government (PEG) channels has resulted in additional cable operators’ moving the networks to digital tiers before all other channels have been switched, representatives of the programmers told us. That the FCC hasn’t disposed of three petitions before it [...]
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Missouri Video Franchise Law Discriminates against PEG, Groups Say

Matt Squire, Telecommunications Reports International: The state’s 2007 Video Services Providers Act does little to protect consumer access to public, educational, and governmental (PEG) television channels and even less to address consumer complaints and should be rescinded, according to the American Community Television (ACT) and the Missouri Municipal League. “We call on the Missouri state legislature to amend [...]
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Missouri Legislators Should Repeal the State’s 2007 Video Franchise Law

Communications Daily: Missouri legislators should repeal the state’s 2007 video franchise law, which has failed to produce the intended competition and lower prices, said American Community Television and the Missouri Municipal League in comments to the Public Service Commission. “What they should do is realize it hasn’t worked and repeal it,” said ACT Executive Director [...]
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