Logged Video Clips of Connecticut Public Hearing on PEG Access TV

On March 7 Connecticut’s Joint Committee on Energy & Technology held a 4-hour hearing on HB 5814, a bill to amend their recent statewide video franchising law. Connecticut PEG access advocates are asking to have two essential protections added:

1) The bill should require any new video service providers to present all PEG access channels with the equivalent quality, accessibility and functionality of all other channels, as current cable providers do; and

2) all new video service providers shall bear the equipment and transmission costs of receiving the PEG access channels’ signals, as current cable providers do.

Both of these concerns stem from AT&T’s stated intentions in this state and others 1) to carry PEG channels in a significantly degraded fashion on its U-Verse service, and 2) to charge the PEG access providers for both the equipment and transmission costs necessary in order to receive their signals.

Videos produced by Connecticut Network – all rights reserved.
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Here’s the side-by-side comparison of PEG channel navigation, cable vs. U-Verse, performed by Paul Giguere as part of his testimony.

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754954&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/#754954
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Clip 1 begins with Paul Giguere, President of Connecticut Network (Connecticut’s C-SPAN’). Next are:

16:20 – Bill Duran, NCTA, Chief Counsel
26:05 – Rep. Tom Drew, D-Fairfield
35:50 – Carole Young-Kleinfeld, Area Nine Cable Advisory Council member
43:10 – Don Rowe, for Wallingford Mayor Wilkinson

[blip.tv ?posts_id=753925&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/747719/
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Clip 2 begins with Jennifer Evans, West Hartford Community TV, Production Manager. Next are:

03:35 – Rep. David McClusky, D-West Hartford
05:05 – Rep. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, Avon, Farmington
17:15 – Andy Shatz, West Hartford Community TV, Board President
23:35 – Rep. Paul Davis, D-Orange, Milford, West Haven

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754139&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/747933/
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Clip 3 begins with Bill Vallee, Connecticut Office of the Consumer Counsel. Next are:

12:50 – Dennis Buckley, Skye Cable (Waterbury) attorney
20:50 – Stephen Mindera, Skye Cable, President
26:10 – Pua Ford, Woodbridge Government Access TV
31:30 – Sol Silverstein, Orange Access Telecommittee, Chair

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754353&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/748147/
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Clip 4 begins with Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Attorney General. Next are:

10:15 – Ron Davis, Area Two Cable Advisory Council, Chair
21:05 – Gerard Speno, Area Two Cable Advisory Council, member

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754476&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/748270/
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Clip 5: Wyland Clift, attorney, and Thomas Castelot, President, Sound View Community Media

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754598&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/748391/
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Clip 6 begins with Susan Huizenga, Cable Advisory Council South Central CT, Chair. Next are:

04:55 – Dennis Guargliaroni, Milford Govenment Access, line producer
10:00 – Walter Mann, North Haven TV, Executive Director
18:00 – Nancy Holk, Woodbridge resident

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754704&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/748496/
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Clip 7: John Emra, AT&T, Regional Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs

[blip.tv ?posts_id=754802&dest=-1]
http://alliancecm.blip.tv/file/748594/
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compiled by Rob McCausland
Alliance for Community Media
202-393-2650
web: http://ourchannels.org
wiki: http://peg.orchannels.org

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