“Verizon, having failed to change cable franchising in Congress, is now pushing state legislation that would remove local control over the public rights of way and threaten funding for Public, Educational, and Governmental access channels and funding.”
There is a public hearing on May 15 at the Massachusetts State House in Room A-2. Please come out and show your support for community media.
In the meantime, if you live in Massachusetts, please contact your state legislator and tell them that you oppose “An Act Promoting Consumer Choice and Competition“. To learn more about this bill and ways that you can get involved, visit MassAccess.org (The Massachusetts Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media).