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Are you Dreaming of an Open Internet and Public Access to Local Media? Washington DC (i.e. the new Administration) Wants to Know What You Think about the Protecting the Internet, Open Networks and Public Access. Communications Security Meeting at CCTV

We invite you--community leaders and interested people--to attend a 90 minute discussion on 12/18 at 2:30PM that starts to secure the future of our local media and communications networks.

What will our communications network look like in the years ahead? Will Internet networks operate like public highways or private malls? What devices will we be using? Who will own them? Will there be a digital divide? How will activists and public organizations tell their stories and mobilize their supporters? Will there be local media outlets owned by small enterprise with diverse ownership? Will Burlington Telecom be a much copied and successful model? Will there be any place that is not connected? Will every corner host a live video camera? Will we live in a surveillance society? Will techno-health concerns come home to roost? What will campaigns and voting be like? Will there even be a contract with cable operators to provide public access? What other questions can you think of that affects the people you work with.

(Please feel free to recommend this event to other connected friends and colleagues!)

Following the meeting, at 4.30 PM we'll push back the meeting tables to celebrate the holidays with Channel 17 Trustees and CCTV Staff and Board....

Don't miss the complete 2009 Media Maven Lunch series and our complete  CCTV 25th Anniversary Calendar of Events.
This meeting is funded in part by the Media Justice Fund, the Media & Democracy Fund and the Surdna Foundation. (Thank You!)

December 18th, 2008 2:30 PM   through   4:15 PM
Channel 17/Town Meeting TV Studios
294 North Winooski Avenue
2nd Floor
Burlington, VT 05401-3680
United States
Phone: 802.862.1645 x21