WHY Save Access?

FCC Docket 05-311 proposes to redefine and place value on some cable operator obligations, and this could have a devastating impact on PEG Access funding nationwide. Links below take you to media coverage helping the public to understand what we’re facing.


Rutland Herald (2/20/19) – Officials: Public access facing challenges

Valley News (2/16/19) – Community Access Television faces defunding under potential FCC rule change

Brattleboro Reformer (1/15/19) – Our Opinion: Loss of BCTV would affect more than just viewers

Addison County Independent – New FCC rule could hurt local access TV

VPR – FCC’s Proposed Rule Threatens Cable-Access Television Funding In Vermont

VT Digger – Local access television managers mobilize against rule change

NBC5 – New FCC rule could cut funding for public television stations

Rutland Herald (11/27/18) – FCC rule change could threaten PEG-TV funding

Brattleboro Reformer (11/30/18) – FCC proposal could hurt BCTV’s bottom line

The Commons – Will the FCC pull the plug on public-access TV?

Vermont Center for Community Journalism NewsLINC – Proposed Threat to Public Access Television

Manchester Journal – Proposed FCC rule could hit GNAT hard

Bennington Banner – The FCC wants to pull the plug on CAT-TV

WCAX – Could proposed cut to cable access threaten democracy in Vermont?

Hardwick Gazette (12/19/18) – FCC, Comcast Take Aim at Community Television

Rutland Herald (1/13/19) – Shutdown may delay feared FCC rule change


The Patriot Ledger – Will FCC rule change ruin community cable TV?

The Colorado Sun – A federal proposal to limit cable TV fees has public access channels scrambling for survival

The Berkshire Edge – FCC is at it again: Proposed changes to benefit big cable, harm local access channels

WGBH – Is Community Access TV On The FCC Chopping Block? / The Shaky Future Of Public Access TV

North Coast Journal – Don’t Let Access Humboldt Go the Way of Net Neutrality

DigBoston – Editorial: Save Community Media

Generocity – This FCC rule change could put funding for public access TV at risk