California PUC Hearings – We Need Your Help!

Residents, PEG Station Employees, Government Staff, Supporters… we need your voice!

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding public participation hearings in August and September 2024, to hear from communities about the performance of cable companies like Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox, and others. A 2022 state law, known as SB 28, asked the agency to update the licensing of cable companies, a process known as franchising, and to adopt customer service standards. This is the first time cable franchising has been reviewed in more than fifteen years in California. It is an exciting opportunity to fight for community media, digital equity and consumer protections. Continue reading

WAVE Awards Ceremony 2024

Our wonderful community of producers has worked hard all year and now it is time to see the best of the west recognized. The winners for 2024 were announced and honored at an online awards ceremony on Friday, April 19 at 7pm Pacific. Click here to for a full list of winners and to watch the ceremony!

What does the ACM do?

In order for democracy to flourish, people must be active participants in their government, free to express themselves, and educated to think critically.

Founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media centers throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these organizations and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.


Please explore this website, become an ACM member, or contact us for more information. We look forward to serving you by promoting civic engagement through community media. Also learn about our many training activities like our annual conference and trade show.

The best part of the ACM is that in addition to learning about issues, you also learn how to address them in your community. Through the ACM West and our national parent organization, you can learn how to help local voices on the most powerful medium. In addition, we support democratization of the media. This means we support radio, internet and many other means of communication integral to an informed world. Learn about creating a local news program on a shoestring, explore media literacy and digital inclusion issues, and learn how to address them in your community.