AH Press Releases
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AH Press Releases

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 »

AH Board of Directors 2018 Election Notice

Posted August 16th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt Board of Directors 2018 Election Notice

The Access Humboldt annual election process for the Board of Directors has begun. There will be two open elected positions; both are for three-year terms. All active Access Humboldt members are eligible to apply to serve on the board. Applications and the job description are available for this volunteer position. Applications must be received by September 1, 2018.  read more »

State funds optic fiber for Siskiyou connection to Humboldt

Posted August 10th, 2018 by seanm

August 10, 2018

California Public Utilities Commission released a decision adopted August 9, 2018 approving $3.6 million in state funding for Siskiyou Telephone Co. to build a new fiber optic link connecting Happy Camp to Somes Bar. The new link will support a connection for Internet services from Siskiyou County to Humboldt County via another project under development by the Karuk Tribe and Yurok Tribe that is bringing fiber connected service from Orleans/Panamnik across to Orick and down the coast.  read more »

Lifeline program reform - national verifier

Posted August 10th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt files comments to FCC regarding Lifeline program

Today Access Humboldt joined the Open Technology Institute and a host of public interest groups in a filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding Lifeline program reforms being implemented by the Universal Service Administrative Corportation (USAC). The filing is attached below, and these excerpts outline the issues raised:  read more »

Access Humboldt comments on broadband mapping

Posted July 16th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt joined national organizations in comments regarding broadband mapping filed today with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) in the US Department of Commerce.

New America's Open Technology Institute led the effort which was also joined by Benton Foundation, Center for Rural Strategies, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Next Century Cities, Public Knowledge and X-Lab.

Full comments are attached below.  read more »

FCC shrinks and Humboldt County steps up for Open Internet

Posted June 12th, 2018 by seanm

While the Federal Communications Commission abandons open internet policy, Humboldt County is stepping up to take local actions that protect net neutrality

In a letter to the North Coast's Congressional delegation (US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and US Representative Jared Huffman), Humboldt County Administrative Officer Amy Nilsen explained the need for open internet and called for actions to preserve net neutrality. The full letter is attached, excerpts include:

"Cities, counties and other local jurisdictions have come to rely on the internet as an open medium  read more »

California Net Neutrality Act advances in Sacramento

Posted May 25th, 2018 by seanm

California Net Neutrality Act advances in Sacramento
SB 822 clears Appropriations Committee and heads to Senate Floor

May 25, 2018

California Net Neutrality Act (SB 822) cleared the CA Senate Appropriations Committee today and now advances to a Senate Floor vote before moving to the Assembly for consideration.  read more »

Open Internet Advances in Congress

Posted May 18th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt applauds Congressional action to protect Open Internet rules.  read more »

FCC's Rule Allowing Sinclair Expansion Challenged

Posted May 15th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt joined a legal challenge to the FCC's rule change that allowed Sinclair to purchase local stations owned by Bonten - including four TV stations in the Eureka designated market area (Eureka DMA) and four TV stations in the Redding market among others.

Free Press and other public interest groups challenged the FCC's reinstatement of the antiquated "UHF discount" rule that allowed Sinclair Broadcasting to acquire Bonten, and potentially more stations owned by Tribune.  read more »

California Net Neutrality Act Advances

Posted April 26th, 2018 by seanm

California State Legislature Advances SB 822 - California Net Neutrality Act

Following passage in the Senate Utilities and Communications Committee last week
SB 822 (Weiner) "California Net Neutrality Act" was considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday April 24, 2018. The measure was passed (5-2) with constructive amendment and re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Access Humboldt is following the legislative proceedings for SB 822, providing excerpted video archives online and programming coverage on local channels for community media in Humboldt County.  read more »

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