CT: U-Verse's Sorry Excuse For Public Access TV

Posted on March 17, 2008 - 10:06pm.

from: Broadband Reports

U-Verse's Sorry Excuse For Public Access TV
CT's version of public access CSPAN a little annoyed....
Monday Mar 17 2008 by Karl

As Verizon and AT&T lobbyists worked to eliminate the local video franchise system, consumer advocates pointed out that such moves resulted in the death of public access. In States where lawmakers insist, AT&T has to carry public access -- but localities haven't been all too thrilled with the results. In Connecticut, AT&T is trying to pass preferred "franchise reform" legislation that would change how PEG channels are offered. The free, 24-hour local government policy public access channel (Connecticut Network), worried that the bill would kill off viewership, has created a video showing what locals have to do in order to access the channel in Michigan.

( categories: AT&T | CONNECTICUT | State Franchises )