File a comment with the FCC
Cable TV and the major telecom companies, while competing for your business, are
united in trying to do away with local public access television and the right of
cities and towns to negotiate fair deals with these companies. These multi-year
deals, called franchises, are the basis of the PEG system - the Public,
Educational and Government channels that these cable/telecom companies must
provide to cities where they do business.
Companies like Verizon, AT&T (formerly SBC Global), Comcast and Time Warner hope
to hike their profits while at the same time doing away with any public interest
or pubic access obligations to the cities and towns where the operate.
Choose a link below and follow the simple instructions -
An important FCC proceeding is underway that could well impact the future for
community access media.
Please take a few moments now and make public comments - and ask every supporter
you know to please join our cause.
Keep Community Media Local!
For cable access organizations, producers and access supporters there are three
excellent sites available to choose from:
Access organizations = http://www.alliancecm.org
Access producers & friends = http://mnn.org/saveaccess/nprmhowto.html
General public & other allies =
And for inspiration, here's word from Jeff Chester at Center for Digital
Democracy standing up and speaking out!
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