Recent Press Statements

  • Free Press Calls on FCC to Protect the Public Interest in IP Transition

    January 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Thursday at its open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order to proceed with service-based trials under the IP transition.
  • Free Press Statement on FCC Letter on Cellphone Unlocking

    November 14, 2013
    WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler sent a letter to CTIA, the trade group representing wireless companies, calling on it to adopt consumer-friendly cellphone-unlocking policies and to inform customers of those policies. The letter suggested that without voluntary action from the companies, the FCC would step in.
  • More Than 80 Groups Urge Congress to Support Lifeline

    September 12, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, as part of Lifeline Awareness Week, the Free Press Action Fund and more than 80 groups representing a diverse coalition of public interest, civil rights, religious and community-based organizations sent a letter to members of the Senate and House Commerce Committees urging them to support and protect the Lifeline Program.