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Weekly News From the President: Reply Comments to FCC & Beyond

eply Comments to FCC & Beyond
Friday, December 14 is the FCC’s deadline for reply comments in its rule-making on cable franchising. We’ve seen over 2,200 comments from across the US so far. Almost ALL of them oppose the FCC’s proposed rules on “in-kind” support.
It’s important for your community to be on the record in the ()

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Weekly News From the President: Reply Comments for FCC’s Rulemaking on Cable Franchising Due on December 14th

Reply Comments for FCC’s Rulemaking on Cable Franchising Due on December 14th
The deadline for Reply Comments in the FCC’s rulemaking on cable franchising is fast approaching. It’s a week from Friday on December 14th.
ACM is asking members to file Reply Comments in support of the legal arguments we and our allies have presented and outline ()

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Weekly News From the President: Comments Update on FCC’s Cable Franchise

Here’s a good example of an ACM member using their studios to deepen the relationship with elected leaders.
The folks at Bedford Community TV in New Hampshire just interviewed US Senator Jeanne Shaheen about priorities in their state – the channels in NH play a vital role for communication and the Senator regularly makes use of ()

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Weekly News From the President: Comments Update on FCC’s Cable Franchise

Here’s a Thanksgiving Week Thank You:
Thanks to all our members and allies who filed initial comments in the FCC’s Rule Making Procedure on Cable Franchising – there were thousands of comments filed on the FCC’s website. You can take at look at some here.
When you look at legal arguments in the docket there were only ()

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Weekly News From the President: Initial Comments to FCC’s Cable Franchise Proceeding Due This Wednesday

Initial Comments to FCC’s Cable Franchise Proceeding Due This Wednesday
A couple quick reminders about the FCC’s proceeding on cable franchising:
Initial comments are due on Wednesday 11/14.  ACM and NATOA will be filing separate sets of comments, as will other organizations across the country.   If you cannot meet this deadline, you can support ACM’s comments with ()

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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Covering Local Elections

All Politics is Local
We’re hours away from Election Day 2018 and I’m reminded of all the work our members do across the country covering local elections and providing a vital forum for local candidates. National issues are increasingly marking our politics, but Tip O’Neill was right: all politics is local. Without local coverage from people ()

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Weekly News From the President: Senators Signing US Senator Edward Markey’s Letter in Support of Community Media

Senators Signing US Senator Edward Markey’s Letter in Support of Community Media
ACM thanks the US Senators who are signing Senator Ed Markey’s letter to the FCC, disapproving the FNPRM on Cable Franchising (Docket No 05-311) because of its effects on local communities and community media:

Sen Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren (MA);
Sen Tammy Baldwin (WI);
Richard Blumenthal ()

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Weekly News From the President: Encourage Your Senators to Sign Edward Markey’s Letter

Encourage Your Senators to Sign US Senator Edward Markey’s Letter in Support of Community Media
US Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts knows community media and why it exists.  He was on the House committee that helped enact the 1984 Cable Act that supported PEG across the United States.  That’s why he’s outraged at the actions of ()

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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Day is this Saturday

Community Media Day is this Saturday
I hope everyone has a great Community Media Day this Saturday, October 20th!
The State of Massachusetts has proclaimed the day (thanks for this Bob Kelly!). If your community is celebrating, let us know by sending an email to 1020@communitymediaday.com.
ACM Northeast and Central States Regional Conferences
My thanks to everyone who attended ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM NE Region Conference & Trade Show

ACM NE Region Conference & Trade Show
I’m looking forward to visiting with exhibitors and seeing presentations at the ACM Northeast Region Conference in Schenectady, NY this week.
The city along the Mohawk River is home to Proctors Theatre, a media arts center which not only hosts public access television services, but was also the home to ()

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