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 »
Posted February 2nd, 2017 by seanm
Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-North Coast) introduced legislation to advance universal access to broadband networks for rural communities across the nation.
[Revised Friday February 3, 2017 to reflect revisions in draft bill.]
In a statement released Wednesday February 1st, Sean McLaughlin said: read more »
Posted December 15th, 2016 by seanm
Rural Disconnect Issues at CPUC
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopts "Rural Call Completion" order
Increases performance and reporting requirements for telecom carriers in remote rural areas
Since April of 2014 following critical telephone system outages, Access Humboldt joined with other public interest and consumer advocacy groups statewide calling for new rules to address unreliable telephone service and communication failures - particularly those impacting public safety and health. read more »
Posted December 14th, 2016 by seanm
December 14, 2016
Access Humboldt’s Community Radio KZZH-LP 96.7FM Adds Programming for Humboldt Bay!
Spanish language news, weather updates and local voices on the air
KZZH-LP 96.7FM - Access Humboldt’s new local radio station on the campus of Eureka High School began broadcasting in August of 2016 and reaches a considerable area around Humboldt Bay. Over the past several months KZZH 96.7 has been acquiring and expanding programming offerings beyond mainstay programs such as public meeting coverage.
New programs on KZZH 96.7FM include: read more »
Posted November 17th, 2016 by seanm
Statement of Access Humboldt executive director Sean McLaughlin
Regarding US Election 2016
Access Humboldt’s mission to support “Local voices through community media” is accomplished through US laws and regulations made in the Nation’s Capitol. So, even though Access Humboldt is a community-based organization focused on Humboldt County and the North Coast region of California, the results of the US election and decisions made in Washington DC have profound implications for our work. read more »
Posted October 27th, 2016 by seanm
October 27, 2016
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order to address consumer privacy in the broadband telecommunications market.
Access Humboldt executive director Sean Taketa McLaughlin said, "we support the FCC rules because personal privacy is essential for open networks to support freedom of information and expression. FCC action today is an important step forward on a never ending path to secure both liberty and justice for all." read more »
Posted October 16th, 2016 by seanm
Monday October 17, 2016
Today Access Humboldt joined a coalition of 76 public interest organizations that sent a letter to the Chairman and Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling on the agency to move forward on three issues currently before it: the set-top box rulemaking, the broadband privacy rulemaking, and the zero rating investigation. The letter is online here: http://bit.ly/2dw42eU and attached below. read more »
Posted September 19th, 2016 by seanm
Rural communities advocate for open media networks
Call for FCC action on "set-top box" and media navigation issues for cable & satellite TV services read more »
Posted September 10th, 2016 by seanm
Another Civic Media milestone for Access Humboldt!
Town Hall coverage goes wireless multi-camera
California State Senator Mike McGuire convened a Humboldt County Town Hall meeting on September 8, 2016 in the Cafeteria at Eureka High School. The meeting was televised using a new wireless camera system on mobile devices. Viewers can find the resulting program on Suddenlink Cable and online.
Senator McGuire Humboldt County Town Hall September 8, 2016 -
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Posted September 7th, 2016 by seanm
Access Humboldt advocates for "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services"
Joins 38 other organizations in a letter to the FCC outlining concerns
(Eureka - September 7, 2016) read more »