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  1. Vancouver, WA - Not easy to access quality non-corporate controlled Radio, TV and Print Media

    Only those people who really make the effort are able to access independent media. The FCC should as a first step follow the Canadian model. CBC Radio is exemplary and is readily available to everyone.

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    • SF Bay Area has poor global and local coverage

      If it were not for the presence of public TV stations that carry Deutche Welle, Russia Today, now My India and similar news shows we would get only the watered down "highlights" spewed out of the syndicate wires.
      There is no in depth, detailed, thorough and continuing newspaper coverage of local and state government issues and public debate. Lots of corporate speak though.

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      • Worcester MA- offers a range

        Diverse options, though not all are aware of them. We've got a big paper, taken over by the Times, that's always been a republican anti-union voice in a democratic town. (It took until grad school for me to hear the pros of labor unions) WoMag is a bit smaller, tries to be the independent, shares blog posts. Small papers are bubbling up - the working-class InCity Times, the immigrant community's Radiant. We've got web media as well - a thriving socialweb.net, an underground Wormtown.org that's been around long enough to be nearly mainstream, and offshoots from that as well. Local…

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        • Louisville, KY

          The local media in Louisville, KY does not make the grade, so to speak. News outlets focus too much on sports and the latest crime in the Metro area. Weather reports have dwindled to a ratings contest. (I have to rely on the Weather Channel for the most reliable local forecast!) There is little focus on what is happening in Frankfort and even less on what the Metro Council is up to. For this reason, I have given up on local media. Is there anything the FCC can do to restore my faith?

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          • windsor has no freedom at all the press is shut down because of the hidious influence of the CAS

            children,s aid societies are like an octopus they control everything so there is no free media in Windsor , in fact they shiever athe name of CAS agencies

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            • FRAMINGHAM

              I'd like to propose what is presented in this white house petition: To allow public, educational and government access channels to publish their program listings for on screen guides: http://wh.gov/piIU

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              • Oak Hill, TX

                Keep companies that have a WiFi monopoly in my area honest.

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                • DALLAS, TEXAS

                  Dear FCC, I am writing you in response to the upcoming renewal of the broadcasting liscense for 105.3 “The Fan” radio station in Dallas, Texas. I understand that the public is encouraged to voice concerns about the station to the FCC prior to the renewal of their liscense. I am writing to inform you that this station, like many talk radio stations in this country, discriminates against the hiring of young African-American broadcasters.
                  Like many talk radio stations, they’ve tried to mask their hiring agenda by only hiring African-Americans that only cary a specific stature such as former athletes or…

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                    • Santa Fe, NM Great public radio station, bare-bones newspapers

                      KSFR is listener-supported and has a great news team. The local papers, though, have tiny staffs and very little impact, and are down to about three pages of news--mostly of the press-release variety. Our free "alternative weekly" city paper, the Santa Fe Reporter, has seen better days. From what I understand, they now leave reporting to interns, most of whom don't write well enough for a forum like this.

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                      • State of Connecticut The People Party a Political movement for freedom of press

                        Last three years The People party of Connecticut has been calling Fox News CT, WFSB , CH 3, Hartford Courent newspaper , CBS, ABC, NBC CT, WTNH, Ch 8 and local Bristol Press to cover Membership Drive events or other political activities no one ever come for coverage. The people party is having membership drive at 37 Center Street Bristol Connecticut. The People Party need help for media coverage.

                        The People Party Platform

                        1. We believe all people are entitled to freedom, peace and justice. We will do all that we can to see these rights are promoted and protected…

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                        • Rock Island, IL

                          For decades, the news has been something that people can count on to be in the media, whether it was in newspapers, radio, television, or, more recently, the internet. I had never really thought about how journalists get their information for the news until a recent visit to WQAD.
                          For a while, I can imagine that journalists have had to go to great lengths to find exactly what they need for a good story. Research using books, interviews, and undercover investigation were, and still are, great resources for finding good news. But now that the internet has basically taken over…

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                          • lindenhurst, ny

                            Has anyone ever heard of a company called Satellite Live TV Stream. They claim that if you download their software(all that is needed) you can watch 3500 hd channels from your lap or desktop and not pay cable bills. I cannot find any thing about them from the bbb in new york.
                            Thanks

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                              • Toano, Virginia

                                We have a fantastic 2x weekly local paper, a great online news feed, but the local supervisors recently agreed to yet another 10 year monopoly agreement with Cox Communications. And since Toano is on the edge of the FCC Hampton Roads district - that's the news/weather/traffic we get vs. the more accurate Richmond stations because Cox is unwilling to provide more than the minimum required. It doesn't seem right to be relying on stations from farther away when closer stations are available.

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                                  • Bracey, VA

                                    We are a very rural community that is located on Lake Gaston. We are having major issues with our long distance and wireless calls coming in. Our community is full of locally owned businesses that survive solely through communicating with our customers on the telephone. As a matter of fact, during this time of the year 80% of our business is from telephone calls. Since, Bracey borders the Virginia and North Carolina state line 3/4 of our customers are from North Carolina. We have filed complaints with everyone we know to complain to. Something has got to be done with…

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                                    • Gray, Georgia

                                      The local newspaper in Gray, Georgia which is a town with less than 5,000 residents, refuses to remove public arrest records from its online version even after notifying residents that the paper's policy is for removal after 6 weeks.

                                      This newspaper's outright refusal to comply with its own policies is an abuse of Freedom of the Press and Reporter's Privilege. The owner's sole purpose for keeping these records online for longer than 6 weeks is to embarrass and defame, and this should be against the law.

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                                      • Tuscumbia, AL

                                        The Muscle Shoals area is and has been dominated by Comcast Cable for as long as I can remember. Costs are astronomical and only expected to climb, especially as municipal authorities seem to be in Big Communication's hip pocket.(Free cable goes a long way with these guys).

                                        This area needs additional cable and high-speed competition to break up the monopoly and control consumer costs.

                                        Thank you.

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                                        • Columbus, Ohio

                                          Columbus still has a strong, locally owned daily paper (The Dispatch), functioning as the main channel for local news and statehouse reporting. It also owns the major TV station. Other print publications are mostly puffery, catering to the college-age music-and-drinking crowd (or post-graduate, young-professional versions thereof). We have three (count 'em) NPR stations, mostly overlapping programming larded with a little local coverage; the rest of the radio dial is hopelessly canned. One excellent website I know (Columbus Underground), and several partisan blogsites. Some civic issues are getting publicized through Facebook, thanks primarily to a few civic-minded individuals: the medium is…

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