Michael Wassenaar’s Prefiled Testimony

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Mr. Wassenaar’s prefiled testimony addresses the following matters in support of the Vermont Access Network (“VAN”): Inclusion of PEG Access Program schedules on Interactive Program Guide; Expanding Operator Support and Funding beyond cable television revenues to revenues of all video service program providers; PEG Access High Definition Channels; new PEG Access Channel signal quality standards.
The following Exhibits are submitted in support of Mr. Wassenaar’s testimony.
1. WASSENAAR-1.01, Lee Afflerbach, PE, 2/17/2004, “Technical Considerations Related to Implementing the Requirements of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010,” MB Docket Nos. 12-109, 12-107; FCC 13-138.
2. WASSENAAR-1.02, Leichtman Research Group, Press Release for “On Demand TV 2013: A Nationwide Study of VOD and DVRs”, December 6, 2013.
3. WASSENAAR-1.03, OVUM, White Paper on Consumer Trend Research: Quality, Connection and Context in TV Viewing, July 2013.
4. WASSENAAR-1.04, CAN TV, Cable Subscriber Study, October 2010, conducted by Group W Communications and The Buske Group.
5. WASSENAAR-1.05, Group W Communications Study of Montgomery County MD cable subscribers, May 2012, presented Ex Parte to the FCC (MB Docket No. 12-108), September 6, 2013, page 1.
6. WASSENAAR-1.06, Comments to the FCC, The Alliance for Communications Democracy, MB Docket Nos. 12-108, 12-107, February 18, 2014.
7. WASSENAAR-1.07, Reply Comments to the FCC, The Alliance for Communications Democracy, MB Docket Nos. 12-108, 12-107, March 20, 2014.
8. WASSENAAR-1.08, Letter from Cor Trowbridge, Executive Director, Brattleboro Community Television to the FCC, August 7, 2013, filed in MB Docket 12-108.
9. WASSENAAR-1.09, S. Derek Turner, “Combating the Cable Cabal: How to Fix America’s Broken Video Market,” Free Press, May 2013, page 15. Turner’s data is derived from the industry analyst group SNL Kagan.
10. WASSENAAR-1.10, Robin Flynn, “US Multichannel Subscriber Update and Programming Cost Analysis,” SNL Kagan, June 2013.
11. WASSENAAR-1.11, “Video Subscriptions dropped for the first time in 2013, Broadband Subs increased,” Portada Online, March 13, 2014. Portada here cites reports from SNL Kagan and Leichtman Research Group.
12. WASSENAAR-1.12, David Talbot, “When Will the Rest of Us Get Google Fiber?” MIT Technology Review, February 4, 2013, Pg 18.
13. WASSENAAR-1.13, Franchise Agreement for Cable Services between Comcast of Oregon II, Inc. and the City of Portland, Oregon, effective January 1, 2012.
14. WASSENAAR-1.14, Franchise Agreement for Cable Services between Comcast of Illinois/Ohio/Oregon, LLC and The Cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village and Multnomah County, effective January 1, 2012.
15. WASSENAAR-1.15, Chicago Franchise Renewal Agreement with RCN, March 14, 2012
16. WASSENAAR-1.16, New York City Franchise Agreement with Time Warner for Southern Manhattan, Sept 16, 2011
17. WASSENAAR-1.17, New York CIty Franchise Agreement with Cablevision for Brooklyn, Sept 6, 2011
18. WASSENAAR-1.18, New York City Franchise Agreement with Cablevision for The Bronx, Sept 6, 2011