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 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 »

California Net Neutrality Action

Posted April 13th, 2018 by seanm

California Net Neutrality Action
Call to Action: California Net Neutrality Act SB 822

Hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday April 17, 2018

Access Humboldt supports universal access to open secure networks.

Today Access Humboldt is asking residents of the North Coast region to contact your elected officials and let them know your thoughts on Open Internet and the California Net Neutrality Act (SB 822). And engage your social media and human networks to build support over the coming days.  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 »

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