Policy

FCC’s Releases “Further Notice of Inquiry” Concerning Video Programming

The Further Notice seeks information and comment on the state of competition in delivery of video programming. We encourage you to submit comments, which are due June 8, with reply comments due July 8. The ACM has partnered with NATOA to develop a template for use by members in submitting comments, which you can access here.

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VIDEO: AT&T’s Anti-Public PEG Product

The below video produced by CANTV (Chicago Access Network Television) demonstrates AT&T’s failure to deliver basic functionality for public, educational and government (PEG) access channels on its U-Verse system.

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FCC’s Steven Waldman on the Changing Media Landscape

FCC’s Steven Waldman’s delivers a speech on the news ecosystem, changing media landscape and the problems stemming from the lack of local full-time professional accountability programming at the 2011 Media Learning Seminar.
Watch the webcast below:

Steven Waldman, featured speaker at Media Learning Seminar from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.
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Net Neutrality – The Internet You Need

Watch this animated short made by The Media Alliance and San Francisco-based Bad Monkey Studios on net neutrality and check out the accompanying website for more information on what you can do to support the cause.

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CAP Act Update

A call was held with the ACM membership on February 17, 2011 to provide an update and overview of the reintroduction of the CAP Act. ACM is working with key state Congressional leaders, and has asked its state captains to begin outreach for CAP Act co-sponsors.

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New America Foundation

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative announced the release of “Full Spectrum Community Media: Expanding Public Access to Communications Infrastructure,” a policy paper written for the ACM. The paper argues that the key to sustaining community media will be expanding beyond the provision of public access television and participating in the provision of local broadband, operation of radio broadcast licenses as well as other communications infrastructure. Read more.

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Comcast-NBCU Merger Order

Several key conditions sought by the Alliance for Communications Democracy were included in the FCC’s Order that impact public, educational and governmental (PEG) channels. <Click here to read the ACM  press release.

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