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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

  • Rally with #TeamInternet on Sept. 15

    September 8, 2014

    Get ready to ditch your same-old lunch-hour routine on Sept. 15 — because on that day we need your help to fight FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to allow discrimination online.

  • Fighting for Online Equality for Latinos

    September 3, 2014
    For Latinos facing discrimination and unjust laws, the Internet has played a critical role in the movement for equality in this country.
  • Almost Everyone Who's Weighed in at the FCC Loves Net Neutrality

    September 3, 2014
    Our friends at the Sunlight Foundation are some of the best data detectives around. And when they analyzed the record-breaking number of comments on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s Internet rules, they found that less than 1 percent oppose Net Neutrality.
  • On Net Neutrality, the FCC Can't Ignore the Public

    September 3, 2014
    There was no vacation for the Internet this summer. While many Americans slipped away to the beach, Internet users were busy defending the openness of a network that is now under siege.
  • Don't Say We Didn't Warn You: The Internet Slowdown Is Coming …

    August 29, 2014
    If you’re reading this you probably already know that the fight for Net Neutrality is coming to a head. So here’s the deal: September will be epic, and it will all start with the Internet Slowdown.
  • Net Neutrality Activists Take the Senate by Storm

    August 29, 2014
    The partisan bickering on Capitol Hill can turn the most wide-eyed idealist into a disillusioned crank. But progress is possible even in this era of legislative gridlock. That’s why Free Press Action Fund members meet with their elected officials: to effect change.
  • Public to FCC: Stop the Merger

    August 27, 2014
    This week, tens of thousands of people — along with dozens of public interest organizations, media companies, and competitive telecom providers — spoke out against the kind of trouble we can expect if Comcast is allowed to merge with Time Warner Cable.
  • Comcast's Epic Fails

    August 21, 2014
    Florida resident Benny Druin needed Comcast to come out for a service call. No big deal, right? Well, the first technician couldn’t do the job. Nor could the second. Or the third.
  • Net Blocking: A Problem in Need of a Solution

    August 20, 2014
    For years a lineup of phone and cable industry spokespeople has called Net Neutrality “a solution in search of a problem.” The history of Net Neutrality violations proves otherwise.
  • Thank You, Black Internet

    August 20, 2014
    As hundreds of Black residents in Ferguson march into another day of protests, a threatened but still open Internet has thrust the story into widespread visibility.

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