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Chicago Community Broadcaster Caught in Funding Fight

CAN-TV ch 19,21,27, 35, 42 Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV), the cable-access broadcaster in Chicago, is amid a funding fight for the second time in two years. The cable company RCN has defaulted on a $215,000 due payment, which threatens the viability of the network and a key media outlet for community groups (including Chicago Indymedia).

Activist efforts won a similar funding fight with RCN, and the hope is that community pressure can win the day again. The next stage in the struggle is a City Cable Commission meeting on February 10 in the basement of the Harold Washington Library Center.

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Report from the February 10 Cable Commission Hearing




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