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Open Access Town Hall to Air on Cable Access

Portland Cable Access covered the recent Town Hall meeting in Portland
held by the ACLU and Center for Digital Democracy concerning Open
Access to the Broadband Internet. The meeting is scheduled to be cablecast several times in August and is available online.
Portland Cable Access covered the recent Town Hall meeting in Portland
held by the ACLU and Center for Digital Democracy concerning Open
Access to the Broadband Internet.

The ACLU presented the results of the technical study which it commissioned,
"Technological Analysis of Open Access and Cable Television Systems,"
and the ACLU's white paper, "No Competition: How Monopoly Control of the
Broadband Internet Threatens Free Speech."

Speakers at the Town Hall meeting included:
Barry Steinhardt, ACLU
Jeffrey Chester, Center for Digital Democracy
Andrew Affterbach, Columbia Telecommunications Corporation
Sue Diciple, Chair, Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission

The video program will play several times on the government access channel,
CityNet 30. The City of Portland streams CityNet 30 on the city's web site.

Playback times are:
Friday, 8/2/02, 9:00PM
Sunday, 8/4/02, 5:30PM
Monday, 8/5/02, 8:00PM
Saturday, 8/10/02, 7:00PM
Sunday, 8/11/02, 2:00PM
Friday, 8/16/02, 9:00PM

All times are Pacific Time.

To view the streaming video go to:
 http://media.ci.portland.or.us

Scroll to the middle of the page
Click on "CityNet 30 Live"

The report and white paper may be found at:
 http://www.aclu.org/issues/cyber/broadband.html

Carl Kucharski
Interim Executive Director
Portland Cable Access

homepage: homepage: http://www.aclu.org/issues/cyber/broadband.html