Reports on the past
First leg of that Road Show
The moon was Full. Monday, February 19, 2019 featured both the first stop of a weeklong event as ACM president Mike Wassenaar and ACM Northeast Region chair Erica Jones
A brief recap and photos from across the states (including those at HPATV) is on the ACM Northeast website. Other news items on the federal policy front is also available elsewhere in their news section.Read more "First leg of that Road Show"
So what else happened in Hartford?
Energy & Technology hearing 02/19/19 This was the hearing that included several bills of interest on the agenda. Some of us ducked in and out to attend some of the ACM/ACM-NE Road Show happening simultaneously at Hartford Public Access. Because the hearing could not be covered by Connecticut Networks, a video of the entire 4.5 […]Read more "So what else happened in Hartford?"
So how did things go in Hartford?
Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee hearing 03/04/19 Connecticut Network recorded the whole 3.5-hour hearing, which listed 26 bills on its agenda. https://ct-n.com/ctn_stream.asp?odID=16076&autostart=false Written testimony for HB 5486 is online here. All are in support of repealing the statute that sweeps the PEGPETIA fund “in each fiscal year” after 2018. The whole recording is at this […]Read more "So how did things go in Hartford?"
A Letter from Newington
This past fall, the ACM-NE offered us (and other member states) a scholarship to the regional conference on Cape Cod to one person from our state. Someone absolutely new to us from Newington Community TV put forward an application, so our board recommended Sandra Austin Goldstein for this award. She recently send in a letter […]Read more "A Letter from Newington"
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 […]Read more "Share and Share Alike"
What do we talk about when we talk about PEG access?
I recently ran into salesfolk of our acquaintance from Massachusetts. “I thought we might see you in the neighborhood,” they said. (I live 15 miles away.) “Connecticut is so small, everything is so close!” When I moved here from the Midwest, I also believed this. But now, with a job to tend and family to keep happy, traveling […]Read more "What do we talk about when we talk about PEG access?"