FCC Updates on Draft Rules for Cable Access TV

July 22, 2019
Perhaps the biggest loss for communities in the Order is the preemption of local governments from being able to tax telecommunications services provided by the cable industry even though the right of way is being used. This specifically seeks to defund local communities who have the ability under their state law to tax all telecom providers equally and now creates a disparity between cable and non-cable providers.

PEG TV Summer Study Committee Meets to Discuss Potential Funding Sources

July 12, 2019

On June 20th, Governor Phil Scott signed the Broadband Bill - now Act 79 of 2019 - in Dover, Vermont. This new law aims to expand access to broadband services and also includes a Study Committee that will consider issues related to the future availability and funding of Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access television.

Local Media Matters More Than Ever.

July 08, 2019

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CCTV Celebrates 35 Years of Free Speech - RSVP Today!

May 07, 2019

Mix, mingle, and dive into the decades at CCTV's 35th-anniversary events on May 30th and June 13th! Looking forward and looking back! Local media now more than ever keeps the democratic muscles in shape.

Channel 17 Goes Live in HD on Burlington Telecom's Channel 217

April 30, 2019
Turn your BT remote to Channel 17's new HD Channel 217 for the latest Burlington coverage.

Congressman Peter Welch Joins Vermont Access Network for a Public Access Roundtable

April 07, 2019

Congressman Peter Welch will join leaders of Vermont’s community media movement for a roundtable discussion of federal threats to public, educational, and government (PEG) access, local franchising authority, and open networks on Monday, April 8th.

Vermont Ranked 11th in the Country for Midterm Election Voter Turnout

March 26, 2019
Voter access policies in Vermont have had a positive impact on voter turnout, making Vermont the 11th state in the country for Midterm Election voter turnout in 2018.

Leahy, Sanders And Welch Back Legislation To Restore Net Neutrality

March 08, 2019
In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders, and Welch said: “A free and open internet is essential to our economy, a free flow of ideas, creativity, and participatory democracy. The Administration’s decision to repeal net neutrality is bad for our democracy and bad for consumers and entrepreneurs, especially in rural areas, and a gift to the big telecom companies who can now pick and choose who has access to the internet and at what speed. Our legislation will reverse this anti-consumer move and ensure that the internet remains open and accessible to all Americans.”

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March 04, 2019
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