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.

Blog Posts

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Press Releases

  • The Trouble with the Fake Net Neutrality Bills

    January 21, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the House and Senate Commerce Committees will discuss companion bills introduced by Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton. Both bills fail to even mention nondiscrimination.
  • Sprint Supports Title II, Too

    January 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Telecommunications provider Sprint told the Federal Communications Commission that it would support the agency's effort to reclassify Internet access under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • Free Press Applauds President Obama's Support for Community Broadband Networks

    January 14, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, President Obama called for an end to laws that prevent cities, towns and other communities from creating their own high-speed Internet networks.
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News from Around the Web

  • Not So Fast, Net Neutrality
    January 27, 2015

    Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle Net Neutrality.

  • Cozy With Comcast: Fred Upton, Greg Walden, Architects Of GOP Net Neutrality Plan, Receive Big Cable Cash

    International Business Times
    January 23, 2015

    Republicans are in a race to craft open-Internet legislation before the Federal Communications Commission imposes its own rules, and some core principles of Net Neutrality may hang in the balance. In the meantime, there should be no shortage of cash to fuel the fight.

  • Here's How the New Republican Congress Plans to Undercut Net Neutrality

    The Verge
    January 21, 2015

    The widespread national popularity of Net Neutrality principles have pushed the new Republican Congress, however tentatively, to embrace some of its core concepts. With two congressional Net Neutrality hearings scheduled for today, Republican lawmakers have released draft legislation that would ban broadband providers from discriminating against certain kinds of Web traffic. But even as the draft bill appears to enforce fundamental tenets of Net Neutrality, it explicitly undermines the legal authority of the FCC.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good