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  • Free Press Launches Campaign to Use FCC Airwaves Auction to Strengthen Journalism and Serve Local Communities

    November 28, 2016
    Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund launched a campaign to set aside proceeds from the auction of public TV station licenses to strengthen local journalism and community-information projects.
  • Internet Rights and Consumer Advocacy Groups Call on Clinton and Trump to Reject Merger Mania

    November 2, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, 18 digital rights, social justice and consumer advocacy groups representing tens of millions of people sent a letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump urging the presidential candidates to reject the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger and oppose growing monopoly power in America.
  • Free Press Hails FCC's Landmark Broadband-Privacy Rules

    October 27, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rules giving internet users more choice over whether and how broadband providers use private information. The rules passed on a 3–2 vote, with Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel voting for these strong but sensible privacy safeguards.
  • A Multibillion-Dollar Merger of AT&T and Time Warner Would Cost Customers Dearly

    October 22, 2016
    WASHINGTON — According to media reports, AT&T Inc. is negotiating to buy Time Warner Inc. in a merger that could be worth more than $85 billion. The deal would bring together one of the nation’s largest phone and internet providers with an entertainment media colossus that includes CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT and Warner Brothers studios, among other properties.
  • Free Press Praises FCC's Final Broadband-Privacy Proposal

    October 6, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission released key details on the broadband-privacy rules likely to come up for a vote at the agency’s Oct. 27 meeting. The proposal builds on the FCC’s 2015 decision to reclassify broadband access as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • Free Press and Other Groups Urge Court to Deny Request for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Case

    October 4, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, Free Press joined other open internet advocacy organizations and allies in filing a joint response with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting that court’s June 2016 decision to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.
  • Delay in Set-Top Box Vote Keeps Americans Waiting for Relief from Pay-TV Price-Gouging

    September 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission delayed a scheduled vote on new rules for set-top boxes. Customers collectively spend billions every year to rent such boxes from their cable-TV providers. The proposed rules were supposed to allow people to buy their own devices and utilize applications to integrate pay-TV and online video.
  • Free Press: Cable and Phone Lobby’s Desperate Legal Moves Are Just ‘Sour Grapes’ About Net Neutrality Ruling

    July 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, several phone and cable companies and their lobbying groups formally requested en banc review of June’s federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order.
  • Congress Must Let the FCC Do Its Job and Protect the Privacy of Internet Users

    July 12, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Education convened a hearing to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rulemaking on “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.”
  • House GOP Continues Assault on Common-Sense, Pro-Consumer Safeguards for the Internet

    July 8, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the House passed the 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. The legislation includes numerous harmful policy riders, including three measures that significantly restrict the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to enforce its Open Internet Order. These riders would suspend the Net Neutrality rules until all legal challenges to them are resolved and hamper the FCC’s ability to investigate and prevent abuses from internet service providers.