Policy

FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps to Deliver Keynote at Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training

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Contact: Nancy Lu
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FCC COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA PUBLIC POLICY TRAINING
ACM Advocates for CAP Act  October 11 and 12
(McLean, VA, September 22, 2011) – The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is pleased to announce that FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps will provide the keynote address ()

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Due to Irene, FCC Extends the Deadline to File Comments on LPFMs, Translators

The FCC will be setting down rules for granting new FM licenses in some of the largest markets, pursuant to the 2010 Local Community Radio Act. The original deadline for comments in the Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was Aug. 29, but the Commission, shaking off its own experiences with Hurricane Irene, granted a ()

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New Member Resources

The CAP Act is constantly a moving target and the Alliance for Community Media is making sure that you are equipped with the knowledge and the tools to advocate on behalf of this legislation that, if passed, would greatly reduce financial restrictions and burdens on access centers.

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ACM Needs Your Help – Write to Support the CAP Act!

With yesterday’s introduction of the CAP Act H.R. 1746, it is now more important than ever to reach out to your Congress men and women.

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CAP Act Introduced in Congress Thursday, May 5th

Community Access Preservation Act (CAP Act), H.R. 1746 was introduced in May by Congresswoman Baldwin of Wisconsin and Congressman LaTourette of Ohio. The passage of this Act is critical for the survival of local Community Media Centers – and local communities.

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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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