Comcast, Stop Bullying VT and Squandering Rate Payer Dollars

August 24, 2017
...it matters that Comcast is isolating Vermont with substandard technology. Comcast says that subscribers don’t want to pay extra for good quality (HD) access channels and that the interactive program guide is off limits to Vermont communities. Oddly enough, Comcast has agreed to provide all of these features in cities across the country, including Philadelphia and Seattle.

JOB OPENING: Channel 17 Field Producer

August 11, 2017

Channel 17 is hiring one part-time Field Producer to cover Chittenden County municipal meetings and public events to air on its government access TV channels and website (www.Ch17.TV). Meetings typically take place during evening hours with some weekend event coverage. Complete Job Description is available upon request.

Vermont Public Utility Commission Upholds Comcast Order and Certificate of Public Good Issued in January

August 01, 2017
The Vermont Access Network has worked on this case (Docket 8301) for nearly two years to ensure that public, educational and government (PEG) access remains relevant for the next eleven years, the term of Comcast’s next contract with the state. Lisa Byer, head of the VAN Regulatory Committee, applauds the Commission’s decision to stick with its Order

Burlington Telecom Warns of Federal Threat to Net Neutrality

July 13, 2017
Nearly every company and every household in Burlington buys internet access and there is overwhelming bipartisan support for keeping the internet free and open, including from Vermont Congressman Welch, as well as, Senators Sanders and Leahy. Despite this, the FCC is charging ahead with a plan to roll-back these crucial protections, giving large ISPs new controls over what customers see, hear, and do online.

Burlington Ward 7 City Council - Special Election

June 19, 2017
The candidates on the ballot are, Ellie Blais (I), Ali Dieng (D/P), Vincent Dober Sr. (R), Christopher "Chris" Trombly (I). A live televisied forum was held here at Channel 17 and can be watched here: Town Meeting Day Election Forums: Burlington City Council Forum - Ward 7 - Special Election 05/30/2017 https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/burlington-city-council-forum-ward-7-special-election

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board Meetings Live

June 13, 2017
Channel 17/Town Meeting TV will live stream these meetings at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLljLFn4BZd2PwCge7lNoKug676jIf_iUA meetings will also be aired on cable channel 17.

South Burlington School Budget Passes

June 07, 2017
South Burlington voters passed their school budget on the third try by a 40% margin with a vote of 3146 (yes) to 2067 (no).

CCTV Invites You To Celebrate 33 Years of Free Speech and Advocacy

May 25, 2017
Thank you for all of the ways you make our collective work possible: as community media makers, activists and financial supporters. CCTV Center for Media & Democracy depends on all of us to keep the light shining through our front line advocacy, media education, and open networks. Please consider a gift to the CCTV Free Speech Fund or make a secure online gift at www.gvgb.co/vtgives-cctv

2nd Annual Vermont Gives Day is June 7-8

May 22, 2017
In acknowledgement of the important role Vermont’s nonprofit sector plays in the state’s economy, Governor Phil Scott recently declared June 7 and June 8, 2017, the 2nd Annual “Vermont Gives Day of Giving.” Vermont Gives is a 24-hour fundraising event, created by Vermonters for Vermonters, to support local charities and causes, highlight the impact of nonprofits, and strengthen our local communities.