Policy

Press Release: AT&T and DirecTV Merger

Minneapolis (September 16, 2014) – The Alliance for Community Media, the Alliance for Communications Democracy and Common Cause today asked the Federal Communications Commission to block the deal for AT&T to acquire DirecTV.

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AT&T and DirecTV Merger- Comments Deadline of Sept. 16

ACM is encouraging all community media organizations to file comments in the AT&T DirecTV merger proceeding. The deadline for initial comments is September 16 at MIDNIGHT ET.

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Proposed Comments and Merger Conditions

View the comments and merger conditions proposed by the Alliance for Community Media and the Alliance for Communications Democracy

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Comment Period for FCC MB Docket No. 14-57, regarding the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, is now open

Comment Period for FCC MB Docket No. 14-57, regarding the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, is now open. Reply comments are due by 7:00 PM Eastern, August 25, 2014.

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Preparing for the Comcast-TWC merger comments deadline- Webinar Today! August 12th at 3:30pm (ET)

The Alliance is asking all PEG Access community media organizations affected by the Comcast Time Warner Charter merger and divestiture transactions to state your concerns to the FCC by August 25 at 7pm ET. We have prepared a template for filing comments in the proceeding and instructions for how to file, and are holding a webinar on how to file TODAY (Tuesday, August 12 at 3:30pm ET).

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Alliance for Community Media Hires Mike Wassenaar as New Public Policy Advocate

Mike Wassenaar of Silver Spring, Maryland has been chosen as the Public Policy Advocate for the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).

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ACM Supporting Arts Education

The ACM Board voted unanimously to join the more than 50 signatories to an Arts Education position paper that argues for the importance of arts education in “preparing students for school, work and life”, as well as closing the achievement gap.

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Alliance for Community Media Calls on the Obama Administration Regarding the Selection of the FCC Chair

The Alliance for Community Media’s Sylvia Strobel calls on the Obama Administration to select an FCC Chairman with a record of recognizing and supporting the important issues of diversity and localism in media.

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Alliance for Community Media Survey Results Demonstrate Impact of Community Media Centers

More than 200 member organizations participated in the Alliance for Community Media’s (ACM) survey of community media centers’ 2012 election program offerings. Community media centers often serve as the only source of local news and information, and ACM’s survey results reinforce the value of — and critical need to preserve — community media centers in throughout the U.S.

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FCC Reply Comments Due by October 10, 2012

Reply Comment Period for FCC MB Docket No. 12-203 is now open. Reply comments are due by 11:59 PM Eastern, October 10, 2012.

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