An Act to Ensure Non-Discriminatory Treatment of Public, Educational, & Governmental Access Stations by Cable System Operators
The Community Television Association of Maine celebrated passage of Bill LD1371. It passed the Senate and the House! It is onto the Governor for signature! Ninety (90) days after it becomes law.
The Community Television Association of Maine was instrumental in passage and we hope the provisions in this bill make it easier for access stations in Maine to send their signal out in HighDef and to add thier program guide to the TV Channel line up. Mostly, we are happy for all the channels slammed into the 1300's which will be returned to their previous locations. This bill will help expand broadband, requiring 15 homes/mile rather than 30, which we believe will help expand broadband to our rural areas.
Thank you to all who helped by calling, writing, emailing and talking about our bill. We are very grateful for your assistance.
- Let us broadcast in HighDef - same as all other channels
- Let us provide our program line up to be shown with all others - for a fee of course.
- Stop sending our channels into the 1300's. Public Access means everyone can get our programming
For municipalities, it strengthens language surrounding negotiation renewals, distance and number of houses required for expansion, and time frames.
For additional information please visit the Community Television Association of Maine's website.
If you would like to help Berwick Community TV and other public access stations to pass this bill, please contact your Senator and Representative - Ask them to support the PEG Non-Discrimination Bill.
Here is a template you can use to mail/email your representatives - PEG Support Letter Template
Bobbi Jo Hutchins - Broadcast Technician
Maureen Nikitas - Volunteer - Videographer
Ralph Morang - Videographer Berwick Library
Liz McGranaghan - Slideshow Coordinator
6:00 PM - Burgess Meeting Room
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