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

  • Public to FCC: Stop the Merger

    August 27, 2014
    This week, tens of thousands of people — along with dozens of public interest organizations, media companies, and competitive telecom providers — spoke out against the kind of trouble we can expect if Comcast is allowed to merge with Time Warner Cable.
  • Net Blocking: A Problem in Need of a Solution

    August 20, 2014
    For years a lineup of phone and cable industry spokespeople has called Net Neutrality “a solution in search of a problem.” The history of Net Neutrality violations proves otherwise.
  • Thank You, Black Internet

    August 20, 2014
    As hundreds of Black residents in Ferguson march into another day of protests, a threatened but still open Internet has thrust the story into widespread visibility.
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Press Releases

  • Former FCC Commissioner Requests Urgent Meeting with President on Net Neutrality

    August 13, 2014
    WASHINGTON — In a letter sent Wednesday to the White House seeking a meeting with the president, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron warn that rules pending before the Federal Communications Commission “undermine Net Neutrality and imperil the future of the open Internet.”
  • Dozens of Groups, Companies Praise President's Net Neutrality Statement, Urge FCC Action

    August 8, 2014
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, dozens of advocacy organizations and companies released a letter to President Obama in response to his recent vocal support for fair and meaningful Net Neutrality rules.
  • FCC Approves Sinclair-Allbritton Deal Minus Shell Games

    July 24, 2014
    Washington — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million acquisition of several Allbritton TV stations, along with NewsChannel 8 in Washington. The final deal is far different from the one Sinclair initially proposed in July 2013. And today’s FCC approval came only after Sinclair was forced to alter the deal in response to opposition by Free Press.
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