Local Channels Help to Inform Voters

Posted October 13th, 2010 by seanm

Eureka, CA - Access Humboldt’s community media channels provide a free platform for political speech in the community.

While the broadcast TV rules for “equal time” and the “Fairness Doctrine” do not apply to community access channels, there is a clear standard: “Equal opportunity” is afforded for all views to be expressed. On the community channels of Access Humboldt, you will see programs presented by local residents, including programs that promote a candidate or a particular cause.  read more »

LIVE BROADCAST of the Kinetic Grand Championship

Join us along THE KINETIC GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP or follow our live broadcast on Channel AH-12.

The Schedule*

Day 1 of the Kinetic Grand Championship starts on the Plaza in Arcata, California at the noon whistle every Memorial Day weekend. The racers take off to the Manila dunes, where they race through miles of sand to the great and inevitable “Deadman’s Drop.” Then on to Eureka’s downtown gazebo.

Day 2 starts in Eureka at the waterfront on the Humboldt Bay, where brave Kinetic Pilots race their crafts through the water (most float). Then back on land where kinetic sculptures go up Hookton Hill, a 1 mile-7% incline and decline. Day 2 ends with a private campout for racers and volunteers only.

Day 3 starts from the mouth of the Eel River, through Morgan slough and onto dry land. Racers cross the finish line on Ferndale’s historic Mainstreet, where racers park and head up to the Final Awards Dinner at Ferndale’s Fireman’s Hall.0

* Source: kineticgrandchampionship.com/  read more »

FCC Moves to Close the Open Internet

Posted December 20th, 2017 by seanm

FCC Pulls the Plug on Open Internet Rules

After Federal Court Upholds FCC's Open Internet Ruling - Trump's FCC Pulled the Plug
Title II Requirements are Removed - Corporate Welfare!  read more »

Public interests move to protect rural networks

Posted December 14th, 2017 by seanm

Access Humboldt applauds legal effort to block the FCC's Broadband Order Downgrading Rural America's Telecom services.

Following announcement that "Consumer Groups Ask Ninth Circuit to Block FCC Broadband Order Downgrading Rural America," Access Humboldt applauded their action.  read more »

Hear us now! Open Networks or Bust

Posted December 7th, 2017 by seanm

Informational Performance Event 2:30pm, Thursday December 7th at the Verizon Store on Broadway in Eureka!


The new chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, was a top lawyer at Verizon. Now he's calling for a vote to kill net neutrality on December 14th. But Congress has the power to force him to cancel the vote. We’re gathering at Verizon retail stores across the U.S. to demand that lawmakers take action to stop Verizon’s puppet FCC from destroying the Internet as we know it.

Support Freedom of Information and Expression!  read more »

FCC moves to abandon rural telephone

Posted November 14th, 2017 by seanm

Access Humboldt joins opposition to FCC's move to push early retirement of copper telephone networks

Along with a broad range of consumer, rural, elderly, labor, civil and human rights, and low-
income organizations, Access Humboldt joined a letter to Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai expressing concerns about his proposal for early retirement of legacy copper telephone networks serving large swaths of rural territory, including much of Humboldt County and the North Coast region.  read more »

Lifeline threatened at FCC

Posted November 9th, 2017 by seanm

Access Humboldt joins effort to protect Lifeline program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking up proposals from FCC Chair Ajit Pai to overhaul and deconstruct the Lifeline program for low income access to communication networks.  read more »

Office Manager for Access Humboldt

Posted October 30th, 2017 by seanm


- Position: Office Manager for Access Humboldt
- Location: On-site at Community Media Center (Eureka); off-site field work
- Status: part-time (0.75 FTE; 30 hrs/wk)
- Compensation: $17.00 – 20.00 per hour (doe), sick + annual leave (no medical)

The Position  read more »

Governor Brown vetoes "Telecom Power Grab" bill

Posted October 16th, 2017 by seanm

Governor Brown vetoes "Telecom Power Grab" bill
SB 649 was opposed by local governments and Access Humboldt

Access Humboldt joined local governments, consumer advocates and public interest organizations in opposing SB 649 and calling for a veto.  read more »

Telcos rule in Sacto

Posted October 1st, 2017 by seanm

1 October 2017

By the close of the 2017 California State Legislature's session, broadband advocates for consumers, local governments and public interests suffered three important setbacks in Sacramento - and the private telecommunications industry dominated. Potential vetoes by Governor Brown are pending for two industry bills that passed.

SB 649 giving private industry rights over public property: Passed with veto pending.
AB 1665 converting a public benefit program to benefit industry: Passed with veto pending.  read more »

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