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 »

Governor signs California Net Neutrality Act of 2018

Posted September 30th, 2018 by seanm

Governor Brown signed the California Net Neutrality Act of 2018 (SB 822)
Approval comes close to deadline September 30, 2018

With a midnight deadline approaching on Sunday September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 822, the California Internet Neutrality Act of 2018 - immediately triggering a reaction from the Trump Administration with threats of a legal challenge.  read more »

KZZH FM 96.7 announces local radio programs

Posted September 21st, 2018 by seanm

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KZZH announces a new "Locally Produced Program (LPP) Block," which can be heard weekdays at 9:00am, 11:00am, 5:00pm and 10:00pm for listeners in and around Eureka California on 96.7 FM.

As the name implies, the LPP Block brings together programs produced by members of the community to ensure that listeners can find them on local radio, free over the air - 96.7 FM Eureka! In addition to a more amorphous General Programs Block the locally produced programs will have their own piece of the KZZH clock, along with Student Voices, Public Meetings, Classical Music and Old Time Radio shows.  read more »

Closing the Rural Digital Divide

Posted September 10th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt joined in three separate filings today, two responding to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invitation regarding implementation of an "E-Connectivity Pilot Program" funded by Congress to help close the digital divide by providing access to fast internet ("broadband") service, and another to the FCC regarding a proposed "Connected Care" pilot program for rural telemedicine.  read more »

Governor Brown - Please sign SB 822 for Open Internet

Posted September 7th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt asks Governor Brown to sign SB 822 - California Net Neutrality Act

Strongest consumer protections in the nation were adopted by California Legislature and are now on Governor's desk. Today Access Humboldt transmitted a letter to Governor Brown requesting that he sign the California Net Neutrality Act of 2018. Here is the content of that letter:

September 7, 2018

Aloha Governor Brown and other interested folks:

SB 822 (Wiener and De Leon) – Request for Signature Letter

RURAL COMMUNITIES SUPPORT AND RELY ON NET NEUTRALITY  read more »

Broadband Connects America - Rural Coalition Launches

Posted September 6th, 2018 by seanm

Rural Coalition Advocates for Internet Access
"Broadband Connects America" outlines Principles to Connect Rural America

Two Humboldt County based organizations joined with more than a dozen national and regional groups to launch a new coalition to advocate for rural internet access and announce Broadband Principles to Connect Rural America

Immediate Release
September 6, 2018  read more »

California Assembly advances Open Internet

Posted August 30th, 2018 by seanm

California Assembly approves landmark legislation to secure an open internet
State Senate and Governor are the final two steps to adopt strongest state law in the nation

In a key vote today in Sacramento the California State Assembly approved the California Net Neutrality Act SB 822 (Weiner) - advancing the measure for a final vote in the State Senate before going to Governor Brown for approval.  read more »

Privacy protections at play in Sacramento

Posted August 29th, 2018 by seanm

Access Humboldt joined with more than a dozen consumer advocacy and public interest groups to protect privacy regulations adopted by the California Legislature earlier this year as AB 375 the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  read more »

California Net Neutrality Act advances - Wood co-sponsors

Posted August 22nd, 2018 by seanm

California Net Neutrality Act - SB 822 passed key Assembly Committee vote

August 22, 2018

Today the California Net Neutrality Act - SB 822 (Weiner) passed a key review by the Assembly's Committee on Communications and Conveyance on a 9-3 vote. Today's action follows a move on Monday (August 20, 2018) that had North Coast Assemblymember Jim Wood sign on as a co-sponsor of the measure.  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 »

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