THE BLOG
04/05/2013 06:12 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2013

Public Channels at Risk in Illinois Cable Law Renewal

Members of the Keep Us Connected Coalition are urging the Illinois Legislature to protect public, education and government (PEG) access channels in the 2013 renewal of the Illinois Cable and Video Competition Act of 2007 ("the Cable Act").

Since passage of that law, AT&T has refused to follow key provisions that would result in equitable treatment of PEG access channels.

In addition, the Illinois Cable Television Association is circulating Cable Act changes in Springfield that would wreak havoc on PEG access channels by restricting funding and threatening a shutdown of channels used for health, education, public safety, and jobs information.

The Keep Us Connected Coalition urges Illinois legislators to:

JUST SAY NO to any attempts to erode or eliminate protections for public, education and government access channels in the Cable and Video Competition Act of 2007.

To stay informed about protecting PEG access channels in Illinois, click here.