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Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels

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The FCC is proposing to redefine what a franchise fee is - and it will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States. PEG access channels provide government coverage that allows transparency so citizens can monitor local government actions - something vital to the health of local democracy. PEG access channels provide local content in communities that are not served by the broadcast industry and are increasingly under-served by newspapers. They help prevent "media deserts" in towns and cities across the US and ensure diversity of opinion at the local level. Congress should stop the FCC from trying to re-write the 1984 Cable Act to financially starve local communities and our PEG channels in its rule-making (Docket NR 05-311).
Public Comments
Feb 12th, 2019
George C. from Manchester, NH writes:
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Many people rely on local cable access for information going on in their town. Please save local voices.
Feb 12th, 2019
Patricia S. from Sagamore Beach, MA writes:
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Save public access tv
Feb 12th, 2019
Patricia S. from Sagamore Beach, MA writes:
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Save public access tv
Feb 12th, 2019
Patricia S. from Sagamore Beach, MA writes:
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Save public access tv
Feb 12th, 2019
Christine W. from Monterey, CA writes:
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Dear Congressman Panetta, As the Executive Director of Access Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County's Community Media Center and PEG channel operator, I implore you to help us fight against the proposed FCC ruling which, if passed, will drastically cut our funding and threaten our 20 year existence on the peninsula. Thank you, Christine

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