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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.

  • The House Votes to Rein in the NSA

    June 20, 2014
    Something awesome happened last night: The House of Representatives voted to cut funding the NSA has used to conduct warrantless back-door searches of our emails, browsing histories and online chats.
  • Free Press Counters Comcastic Lies at Hearing in Albany

    June 19, 2014
    On Wednesday night I ventured out of Western Massachusetts’ Comcast country into Albany’s Time Warner Cable territory to testify at a hearing. At issue were the 3 million New York customers Comcast would serve if its merger with Time Warner Cable goes through.
  • Tom Wheeler Promises Community Broadband --- But Can He Deliver?

    June 19, 2014
    Last week FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to his blog to sing the praises of community broadband — and to rail against the corporate-friendly laws in 20 states that prohibit communities from creating their own networks.
  • Have You Called Your Mayor Lately?

    June 18, 2014
    Here’s the deal: The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting later this week in Dallas and on the agenda is a resolution in support of real Net Neutrality.
  • How to Tell If Your Member of Congress Is a Crony Capitalist

    June 18, 2014
    Last Tuesday, Rep. Eric Cantor learned the hard way that crony capitalism comes at a political cost. In a decisive 10-point upset, Cantor’s Republican primary opponent David Brat defeated the Virginia congressman after charging that he was “trying to buy this election with corporate cash.”
  • Why I'm Speaking Out in New York Against the Comcast Merger

    June 17, 2014
    Free Press has more than 750,000 members — more than 50,000 of whom live in New York State — which is why I’m traveling to Albany this Wednesday to offer public comments at a hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
  • Stand Up to Comcast

    June 12, 2014
    First, the bad news: If the mammoth Comcast succeeds in buying chief rival Time Warner Cable, it will have unmatched power to raise prices, squash competition and reshape the future of the Internet. Now the good news: This summer, you’ll have lots of opportunities to speak out against this mega-merger.
  • More Weasel Words from AT&T

    June 6, 2014
    Jim Cicconi's blog post about Net Neutrality accuses open Internet advocates of repeating themselves, all while trotting out the same old AT&T claims we’ve rebutted countless times before. Jim can make all the tired Groundhog Day jokes he likes, but his weasel words are the only source of confusion and repetition in this discussion.
  • Vodafone Lets Six Countries Tap into Phone Networks in Real Time

    June 6, 2014
    Vodafone — the world’s second-largest mobile phone company — just released a report revealing that government agencies in six unidentified nations have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen to and record customers’ conversations in real time.
  • Fighting for Real Reform One Year After Snowden Spoke Up

    June 5, 2014
    One year ago today, we learned that the NSA has been spying on practically everything we do or say online and on the phone. Edward Snowden’s revelations shocked our democracy to its core. So we fought back.

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