By Terry Kovarik
The Town of Sevastopol could lose an eye on the community under an FCC rule now proposed for public, educational and government TV channels. The proposed rule would allow cable operators to set a value on such public access channels and remove that value from the franchise fees paid to communities. Laddie Chapman, program director of Sevastopol TV, says that could make public access channels less attractive when negotiating a franchise agreement. The community could also lose a window on unique events.
The deadline for public and community comment on the proposed public access channel rules is Thursday, November 15. For more information on this story, click here for fcc.gov.