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. Free Press amplifies the public’s voice and pushes the FCC to listen to the people it’s supposed to represent.

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  • Net Neutrality Advocates to FCC: Put the Kibosh on Internet Freebies

    CNET
    June 29, 2016

    Representatives from Fight for the Future, the Center for Media Justice and Free Press hand-delivered a six-foot-tall package containing 100,000 letters of complaint to the Federal Communications Commission. They ask the agency to take action against AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon for violating the agency's Open Internet Order by offering so-called zero-rating service plans.

  • GOP Fails to Sabotage FCC Lifeline Broadband Aid for the Poor. For Now.

    Motherboard
    June 22, 2016

    Republican efforts to cripple a major federal program that helps poor people afford mobile phone and broadband service failed on Tuesday after consumer advocates, public interest groups and Democratic lawmakers mounted an all-out push on Capitol Hill to oppose the GOP proposals.

  • Net Neutrality Decision Likely Won’t Go to Supreme Court

    Center for Public Integrity
    June 21, 2016

    It is unlikely that the ruling upholding Net Neutrality regulations will see a Supreme Court review, leaving advocates of an open internet with a historic victory.

People + Policy

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people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good