Over 3,400 Comments Filed with the FCC

December 18, 2018

At Friday's deadline, there were over 3,400 comments filed with the FCC in response to a proposal to count in-kind PEG services against operating revenue - potential changes to the cable act of 1984. This is only the beginning in the potential whittling away of funds for community access TV and media centers. Your support for free speech and local content has been tremendous. Stay tuned for the next steps.

Of the 3,400, 242 of these came from Vermont filed by individuals, nonprofits, selectboards, politicians and the Department of Public Service. Go to the following link, click on the names and you can read the filings.



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