Policy

Weekly News From the President: Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday

ACM National Conference 2018 Call for Proposals
ACM is looking ahead to 2018 and we are opening a call for proposals for next year’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD.  If you want to organize a workshop or discussion, have speakers you want to suggest, or want to learn about specific topics next year, we want to ()

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Weekly News From the President: Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday

Comcast Suing Vermont After Losing an Appeal to the Public Utilities Commission
After losing its appeal to the Vermont Public Utilities Commission, Comcast is now suing the state to get out of its public service obligations. The state commission had looked at the cable related needs of customers and communities (what it’s charged to do by ()

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Weekly News From the President: Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday

The FCC has extended the reply comments deadline in their Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding to this Wednesday, August 30th.
The proceeding would void the rules put forward by the Wheeler Commission to ensure that access to content is protected regardless of the commercial priorities of internet service providers. So while you could call also call it ()

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Join ACM’s Capitol Hill Day – November 8, 2017 in Washington DC

ACM is organizing a Capitol Hill Day with visits to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Congress. Our presence and focus in DC will reiterate the importance of PEG community media to our law makers and we hope you will join us! ACM will also arrange the FCC visits.
We will provide education materials and assist ()

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Vermont Public Utilities Commission denies Comcast’s appeal against providing schedule information for state PEG channels

August 3, 2017 – A statewide victory for Vermont public, educational and government (PEG) access channels is capturing nationwide attention with the July 27, 2017 announcement that The Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied a motion filed by Comcast.
Review the order, Docket No. 8301 PDF
For several years, against Comcast’s legal obligations within the state’s guidelines, ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM Conference, Eric Möllberg, Public Policy Updates

ACM Annual Conference 
A big thank you to everyone who made this year’s ACM National Conference in Minneapolis a success: our staff, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors, and you, the members who joined us from around the country.
There are too many things to remember about this last week: The Open House and Truck Rally at SPNN, strategic ()

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Weekly News From the President: Here’s to Freedom!

Here’s to Freedom!
Just about every Independence Day, I think about FDR’s Four Freedoms speech – pointing to the possibility of a world that protects and ensures fundamental freedoms for all.  In one way, shape or form, we all are dedicated to part of that vision in our work.
Those Four Freedoms?  Freedom of Speech, Freedom of ()

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Weekly News From the President: #ACMmpls, FCC Updates

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: 15 days to go!

I’m counting down the days to the ACM National Conference in Minneapolis. I’m memorizing the conference hashtag, #ACMmpls, finalizing preparations with speakers, and getting ready for what will be a great event in Minnesota!
We’ll have a couple events across the Mississippi River in the other twin city, Saint ()

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Weekly News From the President: Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
The FCC is accepting nominations to its Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.  The Advisory Committee will serve for two years and will meet regularly in Washington DC. Its mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC on how to empower disadvantaged communities and accelerate ()

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Weekly News From the President: MassAccess Legislation Efforts & More

Birds of a Feather Sessions at the 2017 ACM Conference
We received great feedback from people who attended the 2016 ACM Conference in Boston about our Birds of a Feather sessions. We will be continuing them this year at the Minneapolis Conference next month.  The idea is for conference attendees to lead discussions and organize efforts ()

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