|Written by Wisconsin Community Media|
|Monday, December 09, 2013 11:00 PM|
The CAP Act
Senators Baldwin and Markey reintroduce the CAP Act!
WCM is excited to report some wonderful news! Senators Tammy Baldwin (D - Wisconsin) and Edward Markey (D - Massachusetts) have announced the reintroduction of the Community Access Preservation Act or as it's commonly known, "the CAP Act."
“The 80-plus public, educational, and governmental access channels in the state of Wisconsin deliver invaluable public programming on a daily basis, commercial free and with the sole purpose of informing and educating our communities,” said Baldwin. “As local budgets tighten and television delivery methods change, we must ensure that our local public access channels are able to continue to reflect local interests and bring diverse programming to the public.”
For more background on the CAP Act, go here.
December 13, 2013 National Catholic Reporter: USCCB committee chair asks Senate to preserve cable access channels
January 3, 2014 Wisconsin State Journal: Federal bill would restore community tv funding