the availability of noncommercial television and radio broadcasting facilities to community groups or members of the public for programs of general interest to the community, especially as a condition of cable television franchises.
a type of noncommercial programming of general interest to the community.
- public-access, adjective
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How to use public access in a sentence
Jim Brown, an architect and member of Friends of Friendship Park, which advocates for increased public access, said he first started thinking about a binational park in San Diego-Tijuana in 2008.Border Report: Rethinking Public Space in Friendship Park | Maya Srikrishnan | February 1, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Then, security experts call for closing streets, erecting barriers and fences, and limiting public access to public buildings.The danger of right-wing mobs is real. Fencing at the U.S. Capitol won’t help. | Philip Kennicott | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The intelligence briefing also noted reports of unknown individuals accessing camera footage of secured areas where public access is prohibited.QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing | Carol D. Leonnig, Matt Zapotosky | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
The city releases a public access log upon request with some basic information about who went looking for evidence and why.Lessons From the Year in Surveillance Tech Debacles | Jesse Marx | December 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The bill aims to modernize PACER, the website that provides public access to federal court records.US House passes bill to tear down judiciary’s paywall | Timothy B. Lee | December 10, 2020 | Ars Technica
These videoclips will be processed through the shared public-access wifi facility known as “the cloud.”A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris | Anthony Haden-Guest | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the age of eleven, he phoned in to a Palestinian public access TV show and sang for them live.The Next Arab Idol: Palestine's Boy Wonder and Stereotype Buster | Maysoon Zayid | May 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In both cases, Peters says, Swartz had simply been seeking to dramatize his view regarding public access to data.Aaron Swartz’s Unbending Prosecutors Insisted on Prison Time | Michael Daly | January 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a volunteer, he helped make the RECAP system to offer free public access to public domain government court documents.
From the young rapper on public access to “Sabotage,” watch highlights of his 25-year career.Best of Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, and the Beastie Boys (Video) | The Daily Beast Video | May 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For public access passages between cases should be five feet wide.
We must plan for the location of additional cases for 20 years with due consideration of the question of public access.
Tim shuffled his feet nervously, bursting with barely restrained pride as I switched on public access.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
The right of public access to St. James Park became entrenched by the 1700s.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly
The transparency brought about by means in the civilization of illiteracy ensures public access to the debate.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin