Net Neutrality and Muni Broadband – My Interview

Coy Barefoot, host of Inside Charlottesville with Coy Barefoot on 107.5 FM, interviewed me on the day of the momentous FCC decisions in favor of Net Neutrality and promoting local broadband.  It’s a 15 minute interview, the link is here.

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Indie Producers Squeezed Out of TV, GAO Confirms

TV broadcast networks and major cable operators with ownership stakes in cable channels continue to squeeze independent TV producers and channels off the air, the Government Accountability Office reports. Creative Voices was pleased to have worked with GAO to document in this important report the chokehold that Big Media has over access to television. In

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National Broadband Plan

In response to the release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, the following statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media: The FCC gets a standing ovation from independent media artists for its visionary National Broadband Plan. The economic, social, and cultural benefits of this critical 21st

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CV Files Comments w/FCC Advocating Open Internet

CV filed comments today in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding calling on the Commission to establish clear rules protecting the right of content creators to provide — and consumers to access — the Internet content of their choice without restraint or impairment by the Internet Service Provider. This principle of Network Neutrality is crucial for

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Add Diverse, Independent Voices to TV, Hollywood Tells FCC

At the FCC’s first public hearing in its media ownership proceeding, held in LA on October 3, a panel of prominent creative media artists urged the Commission to restore independent and diverse voices, visions, faces, and stories to television. Extreme media consolidation prevents the public from viewing original, challenging, family-friendly, high quality broadcast television from

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CV Applauds FCC Decision to Sanction Comcast and Promote Open Internet for All

CV Applauds FCC Decision to Sanction Comcast and Promote Open Internet for All August 1, 2008 Following the FCC decision to sanction Comcast for violating the Commission’s Network Neutrality principles and interfering with users’ rights to access lawful Internet content and use the applications of their choice, this statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive

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Does Big Media’s One-Two Punch Knock Out the Internet?

Does Big Media’s One-Two Punch Knock Out the Internet? June 28, 2008 From our Huffington Post article of March 16, 2008 Does Big Media’s One-Two Punch Knock Out the Internet? Last week saw Big Media deliver a powerful one-two combination of punches that may knock out today’s wide open Internet. First, in a speech delivered

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Senators, FCC Seek to Promote Independent TV Programming

In the FCC’s proceeding on “Localism,” Creative Voices and a broad coalition of public interest groups asked the FCC to promote creativity, diversity, originality, and just plain better TV by changing its rules to help independent producers not affiliated with the broadcast networks — like the people who made All in the Family, The Cosby

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FCC to Investigate Product Placement/Integration in TV/Radio

Television programming is increasingly saturated with advertisers’ “product placements” that distort and harm editorial and creative content. Even worse is “product integration” — the production of a program paid for in large part by an advertiser that cleverly and “covertly” weaves its product into the actual storyline. After years of complaints, we applaud the FCC

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The Case For Universal Broadband in America: Now!

Costs of Failure to Achieve President’s Goal of Universal Broadband by 2007 are “Staggering,” Says New Report Include Hundreds of Billions of Dollars of Economic Growth and Over a Million Jobs WASHINGTON, October 10, 2007: The failure to achieve President Bush’s 2004 goal of universal broadband access to the Internet “in every corner of America

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