PEG TV Summer Study Committee Meets to Discuss Potential Funding Sources

July 12, 2019
Committee created to explore alternatives as information media landscape changes
On June 20th, Governor Phil Scott signed the Broadband Bill - now Act 79 of 2019 - in Dover, Vermont. This new law aims to expand access to broadband services and also includes a Study Committee on the future of Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television. The Committee shall consider “changes in federal and State law and policy, market trends, and any other matters that have an affect on the availability of or funding for PEG access channels and services in Vermont”. 
The PEG Study Committee held their first meeting on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Vermont Statehouse. The committee elected Senator Becca Balint (D-Windham) and Representative Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) as chair and vice-chair, respectively, and set the next three meetings for July 19, Aug 22, and Sep 20, 2019. The enabling legislation allows for six meetings for the committee.
The PEG Study Committee, convened by the Vermont Department of Public Service, includes Senator Balint; Representative Yantachka; Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns; Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Vermont Access Network; Daniel Glanville, Comcast and representatives of DPS and Vermont Public Utility Commission. 
Watch the full June 27 meeting video recording:

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