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APTS and ALA Announce Extensive Grassroots DTV Transition Consumer Education Initiative

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–November 29, 2007–The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) and the American Library Association (ALA) announced that they are joining forces to launch a grassroots outreach effort to educate consumers about the rapidly-approaching mandatory Digital Television (DTV) Transition. “A lot of DTV consumer education efforts are being targeted…

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ALA to Co-Host Brown Bag Lunch on Broadband, Education

On September 27, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., several organizations including the American Library Association (ALA) are hosting a “brown bag lunch” to discuss the effect of broadband Internet connectivity on today’s libraries and schools. The meeting – “How Broadband is Changing Educational Institutions and the Lives of Those Who…

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What do you know about DTV? Use ALA’s flier to educate the public.

DTV Flier What do you know about the 2009 transition from analog to digital television (DTV)? It’s a big deal, and getting bigger every day closer to February 17, 2009, when analog TV signals will cease. As with all consumer and government issues, many patrons will be coming into the…

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Statement from ALA President Loriene Roy on Net Neutrality

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling upon the FCC to carefully consider the possible effects of regulating the Internet. ALA implores the FCC to ensure that producers and consumers of information are able to access and provide…

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