AH Press Releases
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AH Press Releases

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


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 »

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 »

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