AH Press Releases
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AH Press Releases

Access Humboldt joins National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Posted May 15th, 2015 by seanm

Digital Inclusion gets a National Alliance!

Access Humboldt has joined with more than fifty organizations to help launch the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)

From their website, http://www.digitalinclusionalliance.org/ :

"The National Digital Inclusion Alliance is a unified voice for local technology training, home broadband access and public broadband access programs. We work collaboratively to craft, identify and disseminate operational resources for digital inclusion programs while serving as a bridge to policymakers and the general public.  read more »

Orick gets broadband!

Posted May 14th, 2015 by seanm

Local WISP launches new service for Orick, California
Tsunami Wireless offers broadband internet
(WISP = Wireless Internet Service Provider)

May 14, 2015, Eureka, CA

According to their Community Services District website (http://www.orickcsd.com/), "Orick is located in Humboldt County, CA approximately 45 miles north of Eureka. Orick is a rural town whose population of 352 is surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks and private forests. Redwood Creek meanders through town and the agricultural lands, flowing into the Pacific Ocean."  read more »


Humboldt County Supervisors oppose AT&T/DirecTV merger deal

Posted May 5th, 2015 by seanm

Eureka, California - On May 5, 2015 the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to send the FCC a "Letter of Opposition to the Proposed AT&T Acquisition of DirecTV."

The letter was adopted on consent, noting that consolidation of media ownership "reduces competition, threatens media localism and harms information diversity." Four minimum criteria are outlined before any such deal can be in the public interest: Promote Universal Access; Ensure Localism; Protect Open Internet; and, Extend Broadband Adoption.  read more »

No Localism, No Merger! Comcast mega-deal collapses

Posted April 24th, 2015 by seanm

24 April 2015

Immediate Release

Contact: Sean McLaughlin, Executive Director, Access Humboldt
e: sean@accesshumboldt.net

"No Localism, No Merger"
Comcast mega-deal collapses under it's own weight

(April 24, 2015) Today, Comcast announced that their mega-deal with Time Warner, Charter, Brighthouse and other privately held broadband media network providers has collapsed. Comcast's release is here: http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-twc-char...  read more »

Open Internet ruling applauded

Posted February 26th, 2015 by seanm

Access Humboldt applauds FCC action to secure Open Internet
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors weighed in with support

Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules to secure Open Internet.  read more »

Access Humboldt responds to US House Committee with call for Media Localism

Posted January 24th, 2015 by seanm

Access Humboldt filed reply comments to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding White Paper #6

As part of an ongoing review of the Communications Act, U.S. House majority released "White Paper #6" for the Communications Subcommittee asking "questions [to] address regulation of the market for video content and distribution"

Access Humboldt's response is available here:
http://accesshumboldt.net/site/files/AHltrtoCongressTechTranspaper.pdf  read more »

Access Humboldt applauds White House announcement

Posted January 14th, 2015 by seanm

Access Humboldt Applauds White House Announcement
President Obama endorses community broadband efforts

Today (Jan 14, 2015) President Obama will release a report and announce actions that his Administration will take to advance broadband deployment and adoption in the United States. For a preview and links to resources go to this site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/heres-why-we-need-invest-high-speed-broa...

Fact sheet here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/13/fact-sheet-broadba...  read more »

"No Localism, No Merger!" message to FCC

Posted August 26th, 2014 by seanm

Access Humboldt tells FCC to support media Localism in Comcast merger deal
Public interest groups and consumer advocates raising concerns about broadband media consolidation

Access Humboldt joined with more than sixty public interest groups across the nation in calling on the FCC to place strict conditions on any merger deal that would allow the nation's largest cable system operator Comcast to acquire the second largest operator Time Warner Cable.

Media releases about the joint letter from Consumers Union:  read more »

Chag Lowry, Author / Filmmaker / Community Builder Receives National Recognition

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Chag Lowry, Author / Filmmaker / Community Builder Receives National Recognition
2014 Alliance for Community Media - Jewell Ryan-White Cultural Diversity Award

On August 8, 2014 in Philadelphia PA, the Alliance for Community Media presented their 2014 Jewell Ryan-White Cultural Diversity Award to Chag Lowry, program manager with Humboldt Area Foundation and a founding Board member of Access Humboldt. Chag was not able to attend the event, so he shared a video acceptance speech that is online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b563V-Y6SMY  read more »

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