To: Marc Cooper
Subject: comments on the House proceedings today in re Comcast/NBC merger
Thank you for your tireless devotion to public service
over these past years. I first learned about your work
at the first NCMR...
I thought your comments today were very cogent, and
One thing I was longing for was a discussion of
Public Access TV. I did not hear one witness
nor any sub-committee member mention this key issue.
Let us recall that the term Common Carrier comes from
the people-transport industry, ships, trains, buses, etc.
The idea is that any person can get carriage, without discrimination.
However, the telco's definition of Universal Access means the
cable comes to your door, and you are free to subscribe or not.
But it matters notif the bus stops at your door and lets people out,
if you have no right to get on the bus.
In the video service world, this means EVERYONE has the right
to be a content provider (transmitter) and not just a content receiver.
Peace + Gratitude,
Will Huston WilliamAHuston@gmail.com
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