The Community Access Preservation Act (CAP) HR-3745:
Public Access television empowers those who avail themselves of it, definitely a resource well worth preserving. The Jersey Access Group writes that on October 8 Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin filed the Community Access Preservation Act, which, if enacted, would preserve and protect PEG access channels in four ways.
Allows PEG access fees to be used for any PEG-related purposes; Ends operators’ discriminatory treatment of PEG channels; Directs the FCC to study and report on the effects recent states’ video franchising legislation has had on PEG access; and Defines all video services delivered to the home over wire as “cable” for the purposes of the act, regardless of the transmission protocol used.
In the following video Bunnie Riedel, of the Riedel Communication Group eloquently speaks on the subject.