What We're Doing

The Committee works to advocate for public access media resources such as CAN TV. Since 2011, we have been organizing for strong public access benefits through the City of Chicago’s cable franchise agreements with RCN, Comcast, AT&T and WOW. Our primary goal is that these companies guarantee CAN TV funding and the same technical advancements that are available to broadcast stations. In December of 2015, RCN’s area two franchise expires, and we will seek renewal terms that meet or exceed its area one commitments.

Recently, the Committee has:

The Committee also wants the City to correct a 2009 amendment to the cable ordinance that diverts future state cable franchisee support from CAN TV to the City. Similar threats devastated public access in Tucson, Seattle, and Dallas.  


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