Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Compliance Requirements

NET is committed to complying with all regulations and making our information easily accessible to the public. Our public inspection files for television and radio are maintained, pursuant to FCC permission, at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1800 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503. They are available for viewing to the general public during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and printed copies are available. For more information call (800) 868-1868.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or others with issues relating to the content of NET's public inspection files should contact NET Human Resources at JThomsen@netad.unl.edu or 402-470-6413.
 

Governance


NET management is accountable to two governing entities. The Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission holds the license for the nine transmitters and five translators that comprise the NET Radio network. It also holds the license for eight of the nine television transmitters and for the 15 translators that comprise the NET Television network. The ninth transmitter, KUON-TV, is licensed to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Through a long-standing agreement with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Board of Regents, KUON-TV operates as the flagship station for NET Television.

Open Meetings
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission meetings and University of Nebraska Board of Regents meetings are open to the public per Nebraska Revised Satute 84-1409. Time is available at each meeting for public comments. Please visit the links above for a schedule of upcoming meetings and additional detail.

Financial, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Content and Services Reports


The FCC and CPB require NET to provide a number of reports pertaining to financial, EEO, local content and services. That information can be found in the following PDFs:

Diversity


The Board of Regents passed a resolution regarding diversity on December 10, 2008. The NETC will consider and take formal action regarding the statement below at its December 4, 2014 public meeting.

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) is committed to ensuring that its workforce and governing boards reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves. Central to NET’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a governing and workplace environment which recognizes and celebrates the power of diversity in accordance to University of Nebraska and/or State of Nebraska policies. NET strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach his or her full potential within the organization.

NET seeks a diverse workforce and governing body through distinct personalities and capabilities of each individual within the group. On a personal level, the diversity of an individual is defined by his or her cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences.

NET believes that diversity considerations extend beyond race and gender. The spectrum of diversity also includes disability, religious belief, age, culture, sexual orientation, physicality, education and socio-economic status.

Closed Captioning


NET Nebraska certifies that, as standard practice, closed-captioned programming produced by  NET Nebraska is in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission requirements set forth by including, but not limited to the “best practices” approach adopted in the FCC report and order on February 20, 2014, in the matter of CG Docket No. 05-231.

For closed captioning concerns, please contact our captioning hotline:

Phone:   800-698-3426
Fax:  402-472-3540
Email:  NET@unl.edu

We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or one business day.

Written complaints regarding closed captioning should be directed to:

Mr. Michael Winkle
Manager, Content Distribution
NET
1800 N 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503

Phone: 402-470-6321

Email: mwinkle@netnebraska.org

Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline (800-698-3426). We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days. The above contact information applies to Stations KUON-TV, KHNE-TV, KLNE-TV, KMNE-TV, KPNE-TV, KRNE-TV, KTNE-TV, KXNE-TV, and KYNE-TV.

Donor Privacy


The Television and Radio Foundations, or any person working on their behalf, shall not engage in the exchange, lease, loan, trade, rental, donation, sale or transfer of member or donor names for any purpose whatsoever. Charitable work on behalf of the Television and Radio Foundations shall be the sole exception to this policy.

The Television and Radio Foundations shall maintain active control of all membership and donor lists, and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure against unauthorized use of such lists.

The Television and Radio Foundations shall maintain complete and accurate records of all uses of membership and donor lists, including those for fundraising purposes, and shall furnish such records to members and donors for proper purposes on request.

The Television and Radio Foundations shall also maintain complete and accurate records by which they may be assured that they are in compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations, and with the eligibility requirements for public telecommunications entities as established by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and other national agencies. The Television and Radio Foundations shall annually certify their continued compliance with CPB requirements as specified by CPB station grant procedures.