Preserve Public Access Studios and Stations
January 7th, 2009
On January 1st, Time Warner Cable closed 12 public access studios and shut down 11 public access channels in the
For decades, cities required cable companies to provide Public Access Cable Stations. These stations provided a unique forum for important local and state issues that were often overlooked by the mainstream media. Now that cities can no longer require companies like Time Warner Cable to provide public access stations and studios, they are being shut down.
California Common Cause joined with a coalition of groups to urge LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and CA Attorney General Jerry Brown to file an injunction to block the dismantling of public access studios and stations.
Join us in telling them that we need to keep public access cable stations in
AB 2987, the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006, changed the landscape for cable companies by establishing the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as the sole franchising authority in
We need your help to preserve public access cable stations!
Tell City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and CA Attorney General Jerry Brown to enforce the media’s public interest obligation. Remind them that cable and broadcast access belong to the people.
LA Public Access Coaltion: http://savepublicaccess.wordpress.com/
League of CA Cities Info Page on AB 2987: http://www.cacities.org/index.jsp?zone=locc&previewStory=26635