WE NEED YOUR HELP!
On November 14th, 2018, the FCC will be voting on a rule change that would put the funding of Public, Education and Government Local Access channels at the cable operators’ discretion. This change would cut or eliminate funding for EDTV Programs in the Plymouth Community. We need your help to voice and share the importance of Local Access channels such as Plymouth EDTV and the impact they have on our communities.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
If passed, the rule change would reduce or remove funding for Plymouth EDTV which would negatively impact the Plymouth Community. Our community would lose the following…
What is the Rule Change?
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed rule changes that would allow cable operators to treat funding for cable-related costs as “in-kind” donations. This means they would deduct an undefined amount from monies that traditionally have gone to community media.
The rule change would directly affect the local access channels here in Plymouth. Plymouth EDTV, the Educational Access channel for the Plymouth Community, strives to provide educational opportunities to the students of Plymouth and to capture the lasting moments to share with the community and families of Plymouth Public Schools. Our focus is to provide the Plymouth community with district wide educational programming of the highest quality, across a number of platforms including television, web, and in the classroom.
Over the past ten years, Plymouth EDTV has provided our community with education and video services. Please help EDTV continue to support the community by filing a comment today!