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FCC Proposal Article in Star Tribune Featuring Board Member Mark Martinez

Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christine Strak
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Local public-access channels fear FCC proposal that threatens their future

 

For several weeks last year, residents of River Falls, Wis., who tuned in to their two community-access TV channels saw an announcement that the channels would go dark come mid-December.

River Falls’ once robust community media center had been dwindling for years, due in part to a 2011 state law that stripped cities of the ability to collect subscriber fees for public programming. Still, local governments have largely refrained from scrapping their public-access channels.

That may soon change. Read more.


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