PEG support in 2017?

ANOTHER UPDATE:  Since last month, no written exceptions were filed for this docket, so the Final Decision was accepted at PURA’s meeting last week, identical to the Draft Decision.  Raises are all based on the 2016 Consumer Price Index of 1.89%—except for Cablevision/Altice in lower Fairfield County (Area 9, Norwalk area). 170109-052417 At this point there […]

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Another stab at the PEGPETIA program

HB 6857 AAC the Public, Educational and Governmental Programming and Education Technology Investment Account (PEGPETIA) was submitted on 1/25/17 by Rep. Tami Zawistowski (Suffield, E.Granby, Windsor) and referred to Energy & Technology.  The bill requires PURA to study PEGPETIA and make recommendations on its funding. Consider the 2012 report on PEGPETIA by the Office of Legislative […]

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2017 at the Connecticut General Assembly

media-bills-as-of-1-23-17 Discover Video is working toward a revival of the PEGPETIA grant fund and program.  Rep. Tami Zawistowski (Suffield, East Granby & Windsor) submitted such a bill during the 2016 short session, when it was only identified as SB 286, a raised bill of the Energy & Technology Committee.  Discover sells equipment and online services to PEG entities […]

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Share and Share Alike

One of the members on the oversight commission for my channel asked, “What do they mean by bicycling?” I had to explain the ancient practice of physically taking VHS tapes from one PEG station to another in order to share programs.  People still mail DVDs to distribute their programs beyond their original area or get in a […]

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Meet&Greet with ValleyShore

We have received an invitation from the youngest independent Community Access Provider, Valley Shore Community TV–serving nine towns along the western shore of the Connecticut River. Details from Chuck Lewis: Valley Shore Educational Access studio Haddam Killingworth High School HKTV studio address is 100 Little City Rd, Higganum CT 06441. (Located right off exit 9 of Rte 9, […]

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Meet & Greet in Simsbury 9/22/16

Simsbury Community Television will host another Meet & Greet this coming September 22. Since many folks are tied up with pre-election events in the evening, we plan to meet starting at 10 a.m., tentatively until noon, with the option of adjourning to lunch at a local eatery. 754 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury is the physical address. […]

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