AH Press Releases
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AH Press Releases

Another Civic Media milestone for Access Humboldt!

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 -

Play Date / Time Channel  read more »

Privacy protects freedom of information and expression

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 »

FCC approves license for KZZH-FM 96.7 in Eureka

Posted August 30th, 2016 by seanm

KZZH is on air!

30 August 2016
Immediate Release

Access Humboldt’s New Community Radio Station is Legal
FCC approved license for KZZH-LP 96.7FM in Eureka
“Low power, high impact” broadcasts are ramping up on the air  read more »

Arcata Arts Institute Empowers Student Voices

Posted August 12th, 2016 by seanm

Arcata Arts Institute Empowers Student Voices
Master Class with Access Humboldt wins recognition

In Spring of 2016, Access Humboldt partnered with Arcata Arts Institute (AAI) to offer a Master Class in Video Production. The Class focused on projects for the "Student Voices" campaign http://studentvoicescampaign.org/, which empowers them to make their voices heard in their local school district. Students had an opportunity take part in a video advocacy campaign that offers them a real-world opportunity to author content, communicate creatively and practice civic engagement.  read more »

Broadband Map Act advances in California

Posted August 2nd, 2016 by seanm

"Broadband Map Act" advances in California Senate

Assembly Bill AB 1549 (Wood) will help future networks get built more timely and efficiently through public rights of way. The Bill is the result of hard work, diligence and concerted efforts of California Assemblymember Jim Wood (North Coast) to address the digital divide for remote rural California.  read more »

Technology Transition Policies Advance at FCC

Posted July 14th, 2016 by seanm

Technology Transition Policies Adopted at FCC
Rules adopted today will guide the transition from legacy telephone networks to advanced next-generation platforms

Four years in the making, the new FCC rules will guide public and private investments to develop robust, reliable and resilient networks that serve residents and businesses across the nation. With active community engagement, the rules create a framework that has potential for designing and implementing technology transitions to meet local needs and interests.  read more »

CPUC Public Hearings on phone service & Lifeline for Redwood Coast

Posted July 8th, 2016 by seanm

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Do you care if your telephone connects?
If so, the California Public Utilities Commission wants to hear from you at a Public Participation Hearing!
Friday July 15th, 2:30pm at Mendocino County Board of Supervisors' chamber in Ukiah
Saturday July 16th, 1:00pm at Karuk Tribe Council chamber in Happy Camp
Monday July 18th, 5:00pm at Eureka City Hall, City Council Chamber in Eureka
CPUC public notices here: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/SearchRes.aspx?DocTypeID=9&Latest=1%22%20title=%...  read more »

Industry captures Legislature? Localism at risk.

Posted June 18th, 2016 by seanm

Gatto guts gas measure to benefit wireless industry

A late "gut and amend" maneuver seeks to give wireless industry a pass -
local governments object to "shutting the public out of decisions that could affect the aesthetics of their community and the quality of their environment"  read more »

Open Internet rules upheld

Posted June 14th, 2016 by seanm

Court Upholds FCC's Open Internet Ruling - Access Humboldt applauds!
Common carrier obligations under Title II include net neutrality

Today the Federal Appeals Court in the District of Columbia rejected industry efforts to overturn the FCC and upheld the "Open Internet" rules that classify broadband access to internet as a Title II service under the Communications Act. Court ruling online here: https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3F95E49183E6F8AF85257FD200505A3A/$file/15-1063-1619173.pdf  read more »

Zero-rating is discriminatory - needs regulation

Posted May 24th, 2016 by seanm

For Immediate Release
24 May 2016

Access Humboldt joins with National Effort
Push FCC on Zero-Rating;
Call for Open, Public Process to Review Plans

Ahead of FCC open meeting, groups call for evaluation of zero-rating plans to be informed by a transparent, open process  read more »

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