Are We Done Yet? When the last application was filed, we found 37 PEG applications (motions) for a total of $4,145,213.65 64 Educational Technology applications for a total of $7,577,141.15 Making a total of 101 applications asking for $11,722,627.80 and only $7,000,000 available. Find more details here on this Google spreadsheet, based on information posted […]Read more "2020 Fish Frenzy"
As of 5pm today, PEGPETIA applications submitted last Friday (the deadline) were posted. # applications 36 PEG $ 4,081,135.47 35.79% 60 Ed $ 7,320,841.76 64.21% 96 total $11,401,977.23 There are applications from the state Commission on Educational Technology, the State Library, and the CT Educational Network. There’s a second application from the Town of Groton […]Read more "2020 Fish Frenzy Update"
By the afternoon of January 30, the PURA website stopped showing new applications for Docket # 19-11-01 “Public Educational and Governmental Programming and Educational Technology Investment Account Program Pursuant to Public Act 07-253. ” The program was supposed to be open to applications until the end of January 31, but the total dollar amount of […]Read more "2020 Fish Frenzy: A Quick Preview"
[continued from How Community Voice Channel Got High Definition] The Buske Group keeps track of PEG channels that have HD channels from various cable providers. Their latest list from last November includes PEGs in Comcast territory, many with smaller populations than Comcast Vernon’s area, most with a much higher population density (because: Buildout… right?). Comcast […]Read more "Why did Comcast cave?"
In a land without a franchise renewal process, O Best Beloved, there once was a CAP (that is, a Community Access Provider). It was neither too big or too small, serving just seven fairly rural towns. OK, that’s enough Kiplingese for now. In plain English: we have puzzled over how—in Connecticut where all 5% of […]Read more "How Community Voice Channel Got High Definition"
We have a date to get together in Bolton, where Community Voice Channel provides community access for the seven towns in the Comcast Vernon area. Thursday, December 5 1:00pm at 105 Notch Road We can tell you what more we heard about the national lawsuit against the FCC, what other states are doing with their […]Read more "Meet & Greet at Community Voice Channel"
Make your plans now for the 2019 Northeast Regional Conference and Trade Show. It’s in Portland, Maine for Hallowe’en and the day after (Thursday-Friday). Trade Show is on Thursday, workshops are Thursday afternoon and Friday all day. Awards for the Nor’easter video competition will be Thursday night. Thanks to funding from the ACM Northeast Board, […]Read more "Who wants to go to Portland?"
Community media operations in Connecticut do not receive what such operations receive in other states. CT community media also is not as threatened by possible regulatory changes as it is in other states. The state has been the Local Franchising Authority since before the 2007 act that introduced “competitive video service.” Since the state is […]Read more "FCC September 2018 meeting"