Obama Nominates FCC Head Julius Genachowski - Confirmation Pending

March 05, 2009

President Obama nominated net neutrality advocate Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission this week.

Public Meeting on our Communications Future on 3/12 at 6 PM

February 28, 2009

Tell us what you think at the next Future of Local Communications Public Meeting on Thursday March 12th at 6 p.m. (until  8:30 p.m.) here at Channel 17 Studios (294 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington).

Election Forums Available on Line and On TV

February 16, 2009

Channel 17/Town Meeting TV election forums can be watched this week for the municipalities of Burlington, Colchester, Essex Town, South Burlington, Williston and Winooski.  Candidate Forums, City and School Budget Presentations and Ballot Item Explanations are all avaialable for you to view online and on TV.  Check out the schedule...

All Channel 17 Content Available Online

February 16, 2009

Since Novermber of 2007 Channel 17/Town Meeting TV has been posting ALL video content to the web.  You can find any program we have produced and aired as well a many programs submitted to us by community producers and at large producers.  If it has aired on the channel, then you can find it online.


Broadband Stimulus & Community Broadband

February 13, 2009

Congress is working out the details of the federal stimulus package and the Conference Committee has posted its plan is for $2.5 billion to be disseminated in grants and loans via the USDA's Rural Utiltieies Service and 4.7 billion via an NTIA broadband TOP program (Technology Opportunities Program).

Managing in Hardtimes: New Nonprofit Primer

February 11, 2009

Find out about a new primer that provides best practices and tools for nonprofit managers in our challenging economic times.

Report on Communications Security Meeting # 2

February 10, 2009

Remote civic involvement is seen to be the direction of the future-designed largely by digital natives who will shortly inhabit the tax payers sphere and may well redesign the public meeting.

Do you have trouble watching video on this site?

February 09, 2009

Help us to improve our on-line video quality by giving us quick feedback-one question only...

Schubart Challenges Governor on Managing Salaries in the Nonprofit Sector

February 09, 2009

Entrepreneur and nonprofit patron Bill Schubart responds to Governor Jim Douglas' push to reduce expenses in state funded organizations by cutting nonprofit salaries in his "My Turn" column printed in the Burlington Free Press this weekend.