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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  • FCC Postpones Vote on Set-Top Box Reform in a Blow to Chairman Wheeler

    September 29, 2016

    The Federal Communications Commission postponed a vote on its highly anticipated proposal to increase competition in the video set-top box market after the agency chairman failed to secure the necessary votes to approve the plan.

  • Mediacom Defends Data Caps, Blasts Netflix

    September 21, 2016

    Netflix recently asked the FCC to declare broadband caps and pay-per-byte billing unreasonable.

    The internet service provider Mediacom is now responding by presenting a sweeping defense of pay-per-byte billing — and taking a dig at Netflix in the process.

  • FCC Chief Plans to Finalize Broadband Privacy Rules This Year

    September 16, 2016

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told lawmakers that he anticipates finalizing broadband privacy rules later this year.

    Wheeler also hinted that the final regulations could differ from an earlier proposal he put forward.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good