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Vermont Public Utilities Commission denies Comcast’s appeal against providing schedule information for state PEG channels

August 3, 2017 – A statewide victory for Vermont public, educational and government (PEG) access channels is capturing nationwide attention with the July 27, 2017 announcement that The Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied a motion filed by Comcast.
Review the order, Docket No. 8301 PDF
For several years, against Comcast’s legal obligations within the state’s guidelines, ()

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Remembering Erik Möllberg

Amidst the conference, on Friday morning, July 14, 2017, came the horrifying news that our colleague and friend Erik Möllberg had died in a motorcycle accident in Indiana.  Erik had just been with us at the conference to talk about the work he had been doing to build WELT, the low power community radio station ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM Conference, Eric Möllberg, Public Policy Updates

ACM Annual Conference 
A big thank you to everyone who made this year’s ACM National Conference in Minneapolis a success: our staff, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors, and you, the members who joined us from around the country.
There are too many things to remember about this last week: The Open House and Truck Rally at SPNN, strategic ()

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Weekly News From the President: National Conference This Week

We have an exciting week ahead in Minneapolis – Saint Paul at this year’s National Conference (#ACMmpls), but with all the hustle and bustle I am especially looking forward to meeting new friends and colleagues from around the country
Don’t get me wrong: I like my old friends too. It’s just that I always fondly remember ()

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Weekly News From the President: Here’s to Freedom!

Here’s to Freedom!
Just about every Independence Day, I think about FDR’s Four Freedoms speech – pointing to the possibility of a world that protects and ensures fundamental freedoms for all.  In one way, shape or form, we all are dedicated to part of that vision in our work.
Those Four Freedoms?  Freedom of Speech, Freedom of ()

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Weekly News From the President: #ACMmpls, FCC Updates

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: 15 days to go!

I’m counting down the days to the ACM National Conference in Minneapolis. I’m memorizing the conference hashtag, #ACMmpls, finalizing preparations with speakers, and getting ready for what will be a great event in Minnesota!
We’ll have a couple events across the Mississippi River in the other twin city, Saint ()

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IEE Blog Post: Engaging Youth in Community Media

Written by: Barbara Chisholm, Executive Director, WACA TV
WACA TV has been engaging youth in media for over 20 years.  There are several media opportunities that young people can participate in at WACA TV.  For example, summer production workshops where we instruct middle and high school youth in all aspects of media.  They learn scriptwriting, set ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM Recognizes Senator Tammy Baldwin

ACM Recognizes Senator Tammy Baldwin
The ACM Special Recognition award recipient of 2017 is U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for her dedication to community media in her public service work in Congress.  During our Annual Conference, ACM hosts an Awards Luncheon to honor the recipients. Due to her busy schedule, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin won’t be ()

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Weekly News From the President: Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
The FCC is accepting nominations to its Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.  The Advisory Committee will serve for two years and will meet regularly in Washington DC. Its mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC on how to empower disadvantaged communities and accelerate ()

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2017 Call for Nominations: Open Positions: Three At-Large Seats

The Nominating Process:

The nominating period runs Friday, May 12 – Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Nominees must complete and submit the Nomination/Petition Form. The form may be submitted on your own behalf, or as a petition form signed by five ACM members in good standing.
Nominees must sign the Nomination/Petition form to formally accept their nomination prior to ()

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