ACMEBoston Podcast: The Future of Public Access TV & The Internet

On this episode of the ACMEBoston Podcast, Mark Cooper of the Consumer Federation of America speaks with local independent radio host John Grebe about current bills in Congress affecting the future of Public Access Television and the Internet.

We also hear from Jason Crow, Access Coordinator of Cambridge Community Television and Michael Eisenmenger of Manhattan Neighborhood Network about how pending legislation in Congress takes away local control of media and places more power in the hands of Big Cable and Telephone companies.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast for February 11, 2006.

Also discussed is the issue of Network Neutrality which Free Press, the national media reform organization, describes as “the guiding principle of the Internet that fosters open competition and innovation, while preserving the independence and accessibility of the World Wide Web” – Free Press, Net Freedom Now.

To take a closer look at these issues, we’ll hear John Grebe’s interview from his program, “Sounds of Dissent” broadcast live on February 11, 2006. “Sounds of Dissent” on WZBC 90.3 FM in Newton, MA, covers current news and voices not often heard in the mainstream media.

This ACMEBoston Podcast, February 11, 2006, is brought to you by the Action Coalition for Media Education, Greater Boston. Produced by Colin Rhinesmith.

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