Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Telecom Board May 2013 video on You Tube

May 17, 2013, Telecom Board meeting.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cox and Channel 5 continuing negotiating

Dear Cox Customer:

We know you're concerned about the availability of KFSM (CBS affiliate) and KXNW (My Network TV affiliate) on Cox's cable lineup, and I want to reassure you that we're actively negotiating to continue offering it to our customers. Cox is fighting for you and trying to ensure we are able to continue offering KFSM and KXNW at fair and reasonable terms.

The dispute between Cox and Local TV, KFSM and KXNW's parent company, is all about how much you, the customer, should have to pay for the ability to see free over the air broadcast TV on your cable lineup. Local TV is holding its signals hostage by refusing to grant Cox permission to offer it unless we agree to pay 300% more than what we currently pay today. We don't think that's fair, especially in this economy. In fact, the signals of KFSM and KXNW and all other broadcast stations are available and can be received today with the use of an antenna. Digital TVs with a digital tuner (such as clear QAM TVs) can also tune directly to these signals when paired with an antenna. For more information, click here

We are hopeful we will conclude with a deal to keep Local TV's programming on Cox's lineups in the Arkansas communities we serve and continue bringing their signals to Cox customers. We will make sure to keep our customers apprised of the situation and continue to hope for a quick resolution that is reasonable for all parties, most importantly, our customers. For more information, visit Cox.com.

Thank you for being a Cox customer. We sincerely appreciate your business.

– Kim Rowell, Vice President and Market Leader, Cox Arkansas

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 2013 video of Telecom Board meeting

Fayetteville, Arkansas, Telecommunication Board meeting 21 March 2013 video on You Tube at this link.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Agenda for March 21, 2013, meeting of Telecommunication Board

City of Fayetteville Arkansas
101 West Rock Street Fayetteville, AR 72701
Meeting Agenda - Final
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:30 PM
City Hall Room 326 Telecommunications Board
Chairperson Blake Pennington
Vice Chair Stephen Smith
Aubrey Shepherd
Greg Goggans
Michael Spencer
William Mitchell Spearman
Michael Ehrig
Staff: Fritz Gisler, Director of Media Services
Telecommunications Board
Meeting Agenda - Final
March 21, 2013
Call To Order
Roll Call
Approval of Minutes 1. 13-026
Approval of Agenda
022013 Minutes
  1. 13-022 Television Center and Government Channel Report
    Attachments: VOD numbers 2013 Granicus Top 10 Feb
    Granicus total Feb YouTube Top 10 Feb YouTube Total Feb
  2. 13-024 Public Access Television Operations Report Attachments: Public Access Report-Feb 2013
New Business
13-025 A discussion of Act 276--Video Service Act
Attachments: Act276