Event Mar 16, 2018

Legal and Practical Issues Surrounding Uses of PEG Funding

ACM Western Region Conference

Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Gail Karish will be speaking at the Alliance for Community Media Western States Region 2018 Conference "Empowering Voices: Bridging Communities."


Friday, March 16
10:30 a.m. - Noon
"The Hill, the FCC, and the Courts: Big Issues from 2017 and Bigger Issues for 2018"
This panel will assess how 2017 affected policy and practice on key PEG access and communications issues affecting PEG, and provide their views of what may be coming in 2018 - and how community media centers can prepare.

Saturday, March 17
1:30 - 3 p.m.
"Legal and Practical Issues Regarding the Uses of PEG Funding"
Issues associated with how PEG funding can be used - if it is provided as the result of local franchise negotiations or state franchising rules - are frequently the topic of discussion and debate. California’s state franchising rules include no black and white answers to the question of whether the use of PEG funds is limited to only capital and equipment purchases or can PEG funds be used for other PEG-related purposes. These same issues sometimes arise in states and communities where the ability to negotiate local franchises exists.  Is there one definition of capital and equipment that is broadly acknowledged as “accurate?”  This workshop will address the legal and practical issues regarding uses of PEG funding.


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