Most of you know about this, but we haven’t posted anything publicly… so here it is from National ACM:
|Reply Comments to FCC & Beyond
Friday, December 14 is the FCC’s deadline for reply comments in its rule-making on cable franchising. We’ve seen over 2,200 comments from across the US so far. Almost ALL of them oppose the FCC’s proposed rules on “in-kind” support.
It’s important for your community to be on the record in the rule-making. If you need templates for comments and instructions on how to make comments, I’m happy to send them to you (just email me at email@example.com).
It’s JUST as important now for us to engage members of Congress on the issue – especially because the House of Representatives new leadership has said it will provide a greater oversight role of the FCC.
That’s why the joint letter from Representatives Peter Welch (VT) and Chellie Pingree (ME) issued this last week is important, and why I’d like you and other ACM members to contact Congress and ask members of the House to write similar letters to the FCC.
Tell your members of Congress that the FCC shouldn’t be harming local communities and reducing local channels available to the public.
Please file a comment with the FCC, inform you local, state and federal representatives about it and help save Community Media!!