H.R.3745 - CAP Act

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for carriage and display of public, educational, and government channels in a manner consistent with commercial channels, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for carriage and display of public, educational, and government channels in a manner consistent with commercial channels, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: CAP Act as introduced.
  • Short: Community Access Preservation Act as introduced.

This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it.

Bill’s Views

  • Today: 2
  • Past Seven Days: 11
  • All-Time: 7,849
 
Introduced
 
House
Passes
 
Senate
Passes
 
President
Signs
 

 
10/07/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Community Access Preservation Act or the CAP Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require, with a specified waiver authority, that public, educational, and government (PEG) channels be: (1) carried in the same channel capacity as local commercial television channels, or if no such

Official Summary

Community Access Preservation Act or the CAP Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require, with a specified waiver authority, that public, educational, and government (PEG) channels be:
(1) carried in the same channel capacity as local commercial television channels, or if no such stations are required to be carried, in the same channel capacity as network-affiliated commercial television stations carried on cable; and
(2) provided to every cable subscriber without additional service or equipment charges. Requires a cable operator to:
(1) carry PEG signals to subscribers without material degradation and without altering content; and
(2) provide facilities adequate to fulfill such requirements. Requires cable operators in states that have adopted statewide franchising to:
(1) make PEG support payments equal to the greater of the cash payment required under state law or the value of historically-provided PEG support;
(2) carry PEG signals from the point of origin to subscribers; and
(3) provide at least the number of channels for PEG use provided as of May 31, 2005.

...Read the Rest




Vote on This Bill

91% Users Support Bill

10 in favor / 1 opposed
 

Send Your Rep a Letter

about this bill Support Oppose Tracking
Track with MyOC

Top-Rated Comments