Monday, June 05, 2006

Local Media: AOC show on Net Neutrality and the Local Cable Franchise

As important bills approach passage in both the Congress and the state Legislature the AOC show, News From the Underground, will air a live segment on telecom issues:
  • Net Nuetrality, what it is and why we should all care,
  • the survival of Local Access channels like AOC,
  • the fate of local franchising and with it local requirements to serve all for the same price
will all be discussed.

These are all issues which are before our representatives right now--and this is the moment when an understanding of what they mean could be

Tune into AOC-TV Channel 5 LIVE
Monday night, 9 to 10 o'clock p.m.

Host Ruth Yeager will have as guest John St. Julien (yes, yours truly), Mike Stagg, and a pre-taped segment from Ed Bowie, the AOC's director. I'm sure the range of interests and personalities will make for a very interesting show.

(An earlier AOC show on net neutrality can be downloaded and watched in your browser or standalone viewer. I was a guest on that one and modesty aside, think it makes a good introduction to the issue. You can skip the first 8 minutes and 30 seconds in the show--that's commentary from the Meet the Democrats host, Stephen Handwerk, on news that is pretty stale now.)

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