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2015 VAN Wages & Benefits Survey Report

2015 VAN Wages & Benefits Survey Report

This is the Final Report of the Wages & Benefits Survey VAN conducted between December 16, 2014 and March 16, 2015.

Comcast Replies to VAN’s Reply to Comcast’s Motion to Amend Judgement

Comcast Replies to VAN’s Reply to Comcast’s Motion to Amend Judgement

Comcast filed these comments with the Public Service Board on April 19, 2017, after VAN filed its comments arguing against the company’s motion to Amend the Board’s judgement.

Docket 8301: Comcast’s Motion To Alter or Amend Judgment

Docket 8301: Comcast’s Motion To Alter or Amend Judgment

This motion was filed by Comcast at the Public Service Board on February 13, 2017, challenging the Board’s Final Order and CPG on several points.  Among them were the company’s contention that the Board had no jurisdictional authority to require it to provide PEG AMOs access to its Interactive Program Guide and providing return signal […]

Rule 8 AMO Annual Report FORM (PDF)

Rule 8 AMO Annual Report FORM (PDF)

This is Version 3 of the Annual Report Form, which was approved by the VAN Board on Sept 26, 2017.  It is a PDF “fillable form,” which should work with Adobe Reader, Acrobat or other licensed PDF software. If you encounter any problems, please report them to Info@VermontAccess.net. For the Instructions that accompany this Form, […]

Rule 8 AMO Reporting INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)

Rule 8 AMO Reporting INSTRUCTIONS (PDF)

These Instructions accompany the Annual Report Form Version 3, which was approved by the VAN Board on September 26, 2017. If you encounter any confusion or omissions, please send your concerns to Info@VermontAccess.net. To download the Rule 8.422 PDF Form, click here:  ANNUAL PEG ACCESS REPORT FORM.

Troubleshooting the Rule 8 Annual Report Form

Troubleshooting the Rule 8 Annual Report Form

Whether a Mac User or PC User, or whether you use Adobe Reader, Mac Preview or Adobe Acrobat, please download and read this Troubleshooting document.

VAN Open Meeting Info Sheet

VAN Open Meeting Info Sheet

VAN’s Reply to Comcast’s Opposition to PSB Order in Docket #8301

VAN’s Reply to Comcast’s Opposition to PSB Order in Docket #8301

This Filing was made by VAN on March 22, 2017, in opposition to Comcast’s Motion to Alter or Amend Judgement made by Vermont’s Public Service Board.

VAT Archival Best Practices – Additional Technical Info

VAT Archival Best Practices – Additional Technical Info

This document supplements the VAN Archival Team (VAT) Best Practices Recommendations found at http://vermontaccess.net/documents/archivalbest2015/

VAT Archival Best Practices – Recommendations

VAT Archival Best Practices – Recommendations

This is the May 1, 2015 recommendations made by the seven-member VAN Archival Team after a year of identifying a number of common archival challenges.

Vermont PUC Rule 8.000 (Amended 2-12-10)

Vermont PUC Rule 8.000 (Amended 2-12-10)

Vermont’s cable television regulation, most recently amended by the Public Utility Commission on February 12, 2010.  The Rules governing PEG Access begin at §8.400.

Archival Best Practices Survey Results

Archival Best Practices Survey Results

24 AMOs responded to the Van Archival Team’s (VAT) follow-up survey about its 2015 Best Archival Practices doc. The purpose was to find out how useful the document was and what lingering archival concerns remained.

BCTV 2011 PEG Access Agreement (Southern Vermont Cable)

BCTV 2011 PEG Access Agreement (Southern Vermont Cable)

BCTV 2012 990

BCTV 2012 990

BCTV 2013 Annual Report to Members

BCTV 2013 Annual Report to Members

A full-color printed booklet narrating the events and statistics of BCTV’s 2013 fiscal year.

BCTV FY13 PEG Access Annual Report

BCTV FY13 PEG Access Annual Report

Rule 8 required annual PEG Access report filed by BCTV for its FY13.

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 – CPG

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 – CPG

This is BT’s Certificate of Public Good, expiring September 13, 2016.

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 – Final Order

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 – Final Order

This is the narrative background to BT’s CPG, expiring September 13, 2016.

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 Attachment A

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 Attachment A

This is Attachment A to BT’s Certificate of Public Good, creating the Cable Advisory Council.

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 Attachment B

Burlington Telecom Docket 7044 Attachment B

This is Attachment B of BT’s CPG, which outlines Quality & Complaint Standards conditions.

Cable Act of 1984 (Code of Federal Regulations Title 47)

Cable Act of 1984 (Code of Federal Regulations Title 47)

CAT-TV 2011 990

CAT-TV 2011 990

CAT-TV 2012 PEG Access Agreement

CAT-TV 2012 PEG Access Agreement

CAT-TV Master Operating Rules

CAT-TV Master Operating Rules

From the document:  “The policies of CAT-TV have been written to the benefit of its users in order to promote our mission. The staff welcomes your comments and is eager to provide any assistance you may require to understand and follow them, including reading support to those who may require it due to disability.”

CATV8 – VTel PEG Access Agreement, June 2014

CATV8 – VTel PEG Access Agreement, June 2014

Contract between Community Access Television (CATV8, based in White River Junction, VT) and Vermont Telephone Co. (VTel), signed June 4, 2014, and effective for five (5) years.

CCTV 2011 990

CCTV 2011 990

CCTV Ch17 2006 PEG Access Agreement (Burlington Telecom)

CCTV Ch17 2006 PEG Access Agreement (Burlington Telecom)

CCTV Ch17 2011 PEG Access Agreement (Comcast)

CCTV Ch17 2011 PEG Access Agreement (Comcast)

Charter Communications 2011 Annual Report

Charter Communications 2011 Annual Report

Charter’s 2011 Annual Report to the Public Service Board.

Charter Communications 2012 Annual Report

Charter Communications 2012 Annual Report

This is in Excel .xls format.

Charter CPG in Docket No. 7820

Charter CPG in Docket No. 7820

This is Charter Communication’s CPG renewed by the PSB on April 3, 2015, set to expire on April 2, 2026.

Charter Docket 6521 CPG

Charter Docket 6521 CPG

Charter Docket 6521 Final Order

Charter Docket 6521 Final Order

Charter Docket No. 7820: Notice of Scheduling Conference

Charter Docket No. 7820: Notice of Scheduling Conference

Charter PSB Order in Docket No. 7820

Charter PSB Order in Docket No. 7820

This is the PSB’s Order, explaining the CPG issued to Charter, in Docket No. 7820.

Charter/VAN/DPS Memo of Understanding in Docket No. 7820

Charter/VAN/DPS Memo of Understanding in Docket No. 7820

This is the MOU agreed upon by Charter, the Vermont Access Network and the Department of Public Service in Charter’s CPG renewal Docket No. 7820.

Comcast 8301 Brief, Sept 2, 2016

Comcast 8301 Brief, Sept 2, 2016

This is Comcast’s filing in Docket No. 8301 that summarizes its positions in the form of a Brief, which includes the company’s recommendations to the Board for its renewed CPG.

Comcast Docket 7077 Final CPG (expired)

Comcast Docket 7077 Final CPG (expired)

Comcast Docket 7077 Final Order (expired)

Comcast Docket 7077 Final Order (expired)

Comcast Docket 7379 CPG, acquiring North Country Cable

Comcast Docket 7379 CPG, acquiring North Country Cable

Comcast FINAL CPG, Docket No. 8301

Comcast FINAL CPG, Docket No. 8301

This is the Final CPG issued to Comcast by the Vermont Public Service Board on Friday, January 13, 2017.  It expires on December 29, 2027.  The Board’s Order, which provides detailed explanation of the whys and hows behind the CPG, can be found HERE.

Comcast FINAL ORDER Docket No. 8301

Comcast FINAL ORDER Docket No. 8301

This is the Final Order, issued by the Vermont Public Service Board on February 13, 2017, that accompanies its Certificate of Public Good issued to Comcast, found HERE, which expires on December 29, 2027.

Comcast Project Open Voice Progress Report (January 30, 2012)

Comcast Project Open Voice Progress Report (January 30, 2012)

Report from January 30, 2012.

Comcast Project Open Voice Progress Report (July 30, 2012)

Comcast Project Open Voice Progress Report (July 30, 2012)

Report from July 30, 2012.

Comcast Project Open Voice Progress Report (June 28, 2011)

Comcast Project Open Voice Progress Report (June 28, 2011)

Report from June 28, 2011.

Comcast Project Open Voice: PEG Letter

Comcast Project Open Voice: PEG Letter

Comcast Reply Brief, Docket No. 8301

Comcast Reply Brief, Docket No. 8301

This is Comcast’s Reply Brief filed with the Public Service Board on October 7, 2016 in Docket No. 8301.

Comcast Witness Dan Glanville’s Rebuttal Testimony

Comcast Witness Dan Glanville’s Rebuttal Testimony

This is Comcast Witness Daniel Glanville’s rebuttal testimony of DPS and VAN witnesses’ testimonies.  Dated March 22, 2016.

Comcast’s CPG Condition 22 & 31 Motion to Clarify

Comcast’s CPG Condition 22 & 31 Motion to Clarify

Comcast’s Project Open Voice – About Us & Policies

Comcast’s Project Open Voice – About Us & Policies

Comcast’s Project Open Voice Final Report

Comcast’s Project Open Voice Final Report

Executive Summary
The results of the VOD and Online PEG trials that Comcast conducted in five pilot communities from February 2011 to January 2014 in Peterborough, NH; Medford, OR; Fresno, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Hialeah, FL and Houston, TX.

Comcast’s Responses to VAN’s 1st Set of Discovery Requests

Comcast’s Responses to VAN’s 1st Set of Discovery Requests

Comcast filed its Responses on November 18, 2015.

Comcast’s ROS CPG Conditions, A Summary

Comcast’s ROS CPG Conditions, A Summary

CVTV 2011 990

CVTV 2011 990

CVTV 2015 PEG Access Agreement w/Charter

CVTV 2015 PEG Access Agreement w/Charter

This contract went into effect on May 14, 2015 and will expire May 13, 2020.

Dept of Public Service 8301 Brief Filing, Sept 2, 2016

Dept of Public Service 8301 Brief Filing, Sept 2, 2016

This is the Department of Public Service’s filing of its Brief in Docket No. 8301, describing its positions regarding the renewal of Comcast’s CPG.

FACT 2010 PEG Access Agreement

FACT 2010 PEG Access Agreement

Final VTel VAN MOU – VT PSB Docket 7746 (08-26-11)

Final VTel VAN MOU – VT PSB Docket 7746 (08-26-11)

Financial Literacy & Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector

Financial Literacy & Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector

GNAT-TV 2011 PEG Access Agreement

GNAT-TV 2011 PEG Access Agreement

Guide to Open Meetings – Vt Sec of State, 2006

Guide to Open Meetings – Vt Sec of State, 2006

HCTV 2011 990

HCTV 2011 990

HCTV 2012 PEG Access Agreement

HCTV 2012 PEG Access Agreement

KATV 2004 PEG Access Agreement

KATV 2004 PEG Access Agreement

KATV 2011 990

KATV 2011 990

LCATV 2011 990

LCATV 2011 990

LCATV 2012 PEG Access Agreement

LCATV 2012 PEG Access Agreement

LPCTV 2013 PEG Access Agreement

LPCTV 2013 PEG Access Agreement

MCTV 2011 990

MCTV 2011 990

MCTV 2011 PEG Access Agreement

MCTV 2011 PEG Access Agreement

NEK-TV 2007 PEG Access Agreement

NEK-TV 2007 PEG Access Agreement

NEK-TV 2011 990

NEK-TV 2011 990

NPO Governance – Best Practices per the IRS

NPO Governance – Best Practices per the IRS

NPO’s Capacity Building Criteria

NPO’s Capacity Building Criteria

NWA-TV 2009 PEG Access Agreement

NWA-TV 2009 PEG Access Agreement

ORCA 2011 990

ORCA 2011 990

ORCA FY10 PEG Access Annual Report

ORCA FY10 PEG Access Annual Report

Political Broadcasting Guide

Political Broadcasting Guide

This 23-page law-firm written document is intended to provide guidance to over-the-air broadcasters with regard to such election/campaign issues as equal opportunities, censorship, reasonable access and others. While there is an obvious focus on rules and practices imposed and enforced by the FCC on commercial and non-commercial TV and radio broadcasters, those in PEG Access […]

Popularizing PEG for Providers

Popularizing PEG for Providers

Providing PEG Access when the Cable Company Arrives

Providing PEG Access when the Cable Company Arrives

QVidium Media Server and IPTV and Flash Media Examples v4

QVidium Media Server and IPTV and Flash Media Examples v4

Qvidium Slideshow

Qvidium Slideshow

RETN 2007 PEG Access Agreement (Burlington Telecom)

RETN 2007 PEG Access Agreement (Burlington Telecom)

RETN 2009 PEG Access Agreement (Comcast)

RETN 2009 PEG Access Agreement (Comcast)

RETN 2011 990

RETN 2011 990

RRCTV 2003 PEG Access Agreement

RRCTV 2003 PEG Access Agreement

RRCTV 2011 990

RRCTV 2011 990

Rule 8 on First 3 PEG Channels Designation and Activation

Rule 8 on First 3 PEG Channels Designation and Activation

SAPA 2008 draft PEG Access Agreement

SAPA 2008 draft PEG Access Agreement

SAPA-TV 2011 990

SAPA-TV 2011 990

Southern VT Cable Docket 7633 Amended CPG

Southern VT Cable Docket 7633 Amended CPG

Southern VT Cable Docket 7633 Final Order

Southern VT Cable Docket 7633 Final Order

Southern VT Cable Docket 7633 Final Order Amendment

Southern VT Cable Docket 7633 Final Order Amendment

Stowe Cablevision CPG

Stowe Cablevision CPG

This CPG was issued by the PSB on June 8, 1984 in Docket No. 4710.

Telecommunication Plan for Vermont, 2000 (excerpt)

Telecommunication Plan for Vermont, 2000 (excerpt)

This Telecom Plan was published by the Vermont Public Service Department in the year 2000.  PEG Access issues played a prominent role in this report, and sections dealing with PEG Access have been excerpted here.  Transition from analog to digital and the Internet were significant future concerns of the Department.

Telecommunication Plan for Vermont, 2004 (excerpt)

Telecommunication Plan for Vermont, 2004 (excerpt)

The Vermont Public Service Department published this Telecom Plan in September, 2004.  Here are excerpts of that plan that dealt with PEG Access and related issues. It should be noted that “Plans” like these are advisory only, and do not carry the weight of Public Service Board regulation or legislative law, although either of these […]

Telecommunication Survey for Vermont, 2012

Telecommunication Survey for Vermont, 2012

This survey was conducted by the Vermont Public Service Department in 2012. The results of one question on PEG Access is reported therein.

Telecommunications Plan for Vermont, 2011: Broadband

Telecommunications Plan for Vermont, 2011: Broadband

This partial Telecom Plan, authored by the Vermont Public Service Department (PSD), focused only on Broadband.  It does not mention PEG Access in any context. As is the case for all PSD Plans, recommendations contained therein are advisory only, and do not have any force of law.

The Door Has Opened – Strategies with IRS Form 990

The Door Has Opened – Strategies with IRS Form 990

Topsham Docket 7511 CPG

Topsham Docket 7511 CPG

VAN Pre-Filed Testimonies in Comcast Docket 8301

VAN Pre-Filed Testimonies in Comcast Docket 8301

Here are the testimonies of VAN’s six witnesses, filed with the Public Service Board by Attorney Douglas Marden on January 26, 2016.  This version for the website does not include the 600 pages of Exhibits, which may be examined upon request via Info@VermontAccess.net.

VAN Reply Brief, Docket No. 8301

VAN Reply Brief, Docket No. 8301

This is VAN’s Reply Brief filed with the Public Service Board on October 7, 2016 in Docket No 8301.

VAN Responses to Comcast’s First Discovery

VAN Responses to Comcast’s First Discovery

These are VAN’s Responses to Comcast’s First Set of Interrogatories and Requests to Produced, filed by Attorney Douglas Marden with the Public Service Board February 29, 2016.

VAN Supplemental Testimony in Docket No. 8301

VAN Supplemental Testimony in Docket No. 8301

This document contains the supplemental testimonies, filed on May 13, 2016, of five VAN Witnesses:  Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Andrew Crawford, Seth Mobley, Robert Chapman and Lisa Byer.  The referenced Exhibits are not included with this document, but can be obtained on request from VAN at Info@VermontAccess.net.

VAN’s Brief, September 2016

VAN’s Brief, September 2016

This Brief, filed by VAN with the Public Service Board and submitted to Comcast and the Department of Public Service on September 2, 2016 in the Docket No. 8301, contains VAN’s recommendations of conditions to be placed upon Comcast by the Board in the company’s renewed CPG.

VAN’s First Discovery Request to Comcast

VAN’s First Discovery Request to Comcast

This is VAN’s first set of Information Requests and Requests to Produce served on Comcast and filed by Attorney Douglas Marden with the Public Service Board on October 20, 2015 in Docket No. 8301.  Responses by Comcast to this set of Interrogatories may be found in this category of documents.

VAN’s Motion to Intervene

VAN’s Motion to Intervene

This Motion was filed May 5, 2014 in Docket No. 7820, the “Charter CPG Renewal” docket.  The Public Service Board granted VAN intervenor party status without objection by the other parties.

VAN’s Opinion on Comcast/Charter Joint Petition

VAN’s Opinion on Comcast/Charter Joint Petition

Sent by VAN’s attorney, Doug Marden, to the Board in response to its query whether or not to join the Charter Renewal Docket No. 7820 with Comcast’s FCC Form 394 Filing to acquire Charter’s assets in Vermont.

VCAM 2001 PEG Access Agreement (Comcast)

VCAM 2001 PEG Access Agreement (Comcast)

VCAM 2006 PEG Access Agreement (Burlington Telecom)

VCAM 2006 PEG Access Agreement (Burlington Telecom)

VCAM 2011 990

VCAM 2011 990

Vermont Cable TV Statute Title 30 Chapter 13

Vermont Cable TV Statute Title 30 Chapter 13

Vermont Open Meetings Statute Title 1 Chapter 5

Vermont Open Meetings Statute Title 1 Chapter 5

VTEL Docket 7746 CPG

VTEL Docket 7746 CPG

VTEL Docket 7746 FinalOrder

VTEL Docket 7746 FinalOrder

Waitsfield Cable CPG (1982)

Waitsfield Cable CPG (1982)

This is the first-ever CPG issued to Waitsfield Cable in Docket No. 4589  by the Public Service Board on May 3, 1982.

Waitsfield Cable CPG for Town of Bolton

Waitsfield Cable CPG for Town of Bolton

This is the CPG issued by the Public Service Board in Docket No. 7351 on September 24, 2008 to Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company (d/b/a Waitsfield Cable) to serve a portion of the Town of Bolton.

WCTV8 FY10 PEG Access Annual Report

WCTV8 FY10 PEG Access Annual Report

WOA 2010 PEG Access Agreement

WOA 2010 PEG Access Agreement