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FPAC-TV Unveils New Name and Logo

Filed under: Technology by News Staff at 9:01 pm on September 19, 2011
Access Framingham (logo)

FPAC-TV rebrands itself as ''Access Framingham'' and will use new logo (above) and new website address: www.accessfram.tv

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At Monday night's Annual Meeting of Framingham Public Access Corporation, FPAC members heard about the successes of the past year and challenges to come for Framingham's Community Media Center. Then the board and staff added a surprise announcement.

Beginning this week, FPAC will operate with a new name and logo, one that FPAC officials believe will reflect the organization's mission to engage, serve, and enrich the community by developing programming by and for the people of Framingham, providing educational opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of information through traditional and new media.

The new name for the five-year-old organization will be "Access Framingham".

Access Framingham will remain committed to the promise of ...[read more]


Framingham Cable "Deals"

Filed under: Technology by Randy Harris at 9:53 pm on May 14, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Ever since Community Cablevision came to town in the 1970's, one-by-one, most people took down the rabbit ears or roof-top antennae and ran coaxial cable into their homes instead.

1979 - Framingham Community Cablevision logo

Framingham Community Cablevision, logo, (1979).

Today there are several options available to Framingham residents in regard to how they obtain "tv signal".

Choices range from using a digital converter box connected to those old rabbit ears or aerial antennae, by "cable", by satellite -- or a popular choice lately: foregoing traditional formal television programming and watching news, entertainment and other forms of video on an internet connected device.

Cable providers have long realized that improvements in speed and quality of online video transmission would make people less dependent on traditional television as a media source and today cable tv is usually bundled into some form of broadband cable access.

Framingham's cable t.v., internet and residential phone needs are served primarily by three companies;  Comcast, RCN and ...[read more]


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