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 »

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 »

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 »

AH Board of Directors and Annual Membership Meeting

Posted October 3rd, 2017 by jed

Oct 25 2017 - 4:00pm
Oct 25 2017 - 5:30pm

All are invited to attend Access Humboldt's Annual Membership Meeting followed by the Board of Directors meeting and board elections.

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 »

Local Filmmaker's Night - As Simple As Asking

Posted September 7th, 2017 by jed

Oct 11 2017 - 6:30pm
Oct 11 2017 - 8:30pm

On Wednesday, October 11th, at the Eureka High School Lecture Hall, Local Filmmakers Night screening series will be presenting a collection of short films by Dr. Michael Fratkin and Bogy Levesque.  read more »

Media Localism Protection - National Legislation Introduced

Posted July 27th, 2017 by seanm

Immediate Release
July 27, 2017

Access Humboldt applauds Rep. Huffman's Local and Independent Television Protection Act

Today, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. David Price (D-NC) introduced the Local and Independent Television Protection Act to prevent further consolidation of absentee ownership in the broadcast TV marketplace nationwide. The legislation would close an obsolete, and recently re-opened, FCC loophole that would dramatically reduce competition and diversity among local TV stations across the country.  read more »

Broadband Internet Privacy Act Advances

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California Senate advances Broadband Internet Privacy Act (AB 375)
North Coast Senator McGuire supports while AT&T and large ISPs oppose

Landmark legislation would protect Internet users' privacy in California.  read more »

Support California Broadband Internet Privacy Act

Posted July 10th, 2017 by seanm

Access Humboldt filed letter of support for the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act

10 July 2017

Eureka, CA - Access Humboldt today filed a letter with the California Legislature expressing support for AB 375, the California Internet Privacy Act.

The letter is attached, contents here:

July 10, 2017
RE: AB 375 (Chau) California Broadband Internet Privacy Act of 2017
Testimony of Sean Taketa McLaughlin for Access Humboldt in Support  read more »

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