FCC Petition Update
I want to thank all our members who have filed in reply to our petition with the FCC to waive the requirement for access producers to register and certify yearly whether they are exempt from the Commission’s captioning rules.
Both large cities (like Boston and Los Angeles) and small communities are supporting the Petition, (…)
FCC Petition Update
Public Policy Calls Coming Up This Week
We are expanding the opportunities for you and other ACM members to gather for ACM Public Policy briefings. We want to make sure that as many people as possible get updates and can discuss what’s happening with public policy on the national level.
Calls are taking place on the LAST (…)
Ajit Pai as new FCC Chair?
Press reports this weekend claim that Commissioner Ajit Pai may soon be named Chair of the FCC. If he is named by the Trump Administration, he would not need Senate confirmation as he already is on the Commission, and he would immediately lead a 2-1 Republican majority.
What are Commissioner Pai’s (…)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
I hope you take some time to consider the continuing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this national day of recognition and how it fits into our lives and work every day beyond this one.
The voices and needs of everyone; the famous and the oppressed, the big and (…)
The 115th Congress is underway. There are new appointments in the Senate and House on the committees that work on issues that affect community television. Here’s a quick look:
In the Senate Commerce Committee there are eight new members. In the Republican majority there is Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma), Mike Lee (Utah), Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) (…)
The Alliance wants to thank New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his recent comments to the New York Public Service Commission on the proposed merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.
Our members stepped up to the plate this past week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington DC had issued a call for input on its White Paper on Video Regulation this past month. By the deadline this past Friday, ACM members had sent over 180 letters describing the value of services they provide in local communities across a wide swath of the country.
ACM is asking all Public, Educational and Government Access channels and organizations to help inform Congress on the need for our services as they contemplate video reform. Send a letter via email to the House Energy & Commerce Committee outlining the importance of PEG in your community by Thursday January 23, 2015.
The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (FACM) today announced Mr. Mike Wassenaar as the first President of both organizations, according to Ms. Keri Stokstad, Chair of the organizations’ Board of Directors.
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.