Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Federal regulation of communications technology and the rural arts

Read Matthew Fluharty's post on the Art of the Rural about local programming at WPAQ, Mt. Airy, North Carolina's radio station. The post it titled "Standing Up for Local Art and Local Culture," and in it, Fluharty points out the impact of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which ended regulatory protections for local broadcasting outlets. WPAQ's local programming, such as the featured show, "Merry-Go-Round," is available to everyone, though, via the internet, and Fluharty touts the Net Neutrality that makes this possible.

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