The FCC and Media Policy

The Federal Communications Commission is charged with overseeing and regulating our nation’s communications infrastructure. Though the FCC is supposed to serve the public interest, too often it favors corporate wish lists, particularly when it comes to reviewing mergers and writing Internet policy. Free Press amplifies the public’s voice through outreaches, blog posts, events, and official filings and pushes the FCC to listen to the people it’s supposed to represent.

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  • Growling by Comcast May Bring Tighter Leash

    New York Times
    September 29, 2014

    Comcast has a long corporate tradition of smiling and wearing beige no matter what kind of criticisms are hurled at it. That public posture is in keeping with the low-key approach favored by Brian L. Roberts, the company’s chief executive, as he seeks to take over the world. It’s worked very well so far.

    But in a filing submitted to the Federal Communications Commission last week in defense of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, the company lashed out uncharacteristically at its critics.

  • With Perspective from Both Sides of His Desk, FCC Chairman Ponders Net Neutrality

    New York Times
    September 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON — As a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, Tom Wheeler played a role in shaping almost every major telecommunications policy and innovation over the last three decades.

    None of them, though, have generated as much public interest as Net Neutrality, the policy most likely to define his time as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Inside the Collapse of the FCC's Digital Infrastructure --- and the Rush to Save It

    Washington Post
    September 24, 2014

    When the deadline hit last week on the official round of public feedback as the Federal Communication Commission makes rules on so-called Net Neutrality, it triggered a tsunami of online responses. When all was said and done, 3.7 million comments had been recorded by the federal government, more than the FCC has gotten on any debate in its 80-year history.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good