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  • 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.
  • Free Press Builds Definitive Case for Net Neutrality

    July 18, 2014

    Organization’s FCC filing debunks myths about common carriage, skewers the agency’s pay-to-play proposal

    WASHINGTON -- In its filing in the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet proceeding, Free Press provides the definitive argument for protecting Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers.

  • FCC Site Crash Prompts Net Neutrality Supporters to Deliver Comments by Hand

    July 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Early Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission's electronic filing system crashed. In response, Net Neutrality advocates will head to the FCC in person this afternoon to hand-deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments.
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News from Around the Web

  • Senate Leader Harry Reid Gives FCC Political Cover in Net Neutrality Battle

    July 30, 2014

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given the FCC a much-needed political boost as the agency decides whether to move toward a more robust Open Internet policy favored by many Net Neutrality advocates.

  • FCC Web Woes Extend Net Neutrality Deadline

    July 16, 2014

    The Federal Communications Commission could have used an Internet “fast lane” on Tuesday as a flood of Net Neutrality comments caused its website to sputter and forced the agency to extend its deadline for accepting public input on its controversial plan.

  • Verizon Says It Wants to Kill Net Neutrality to Help Blind, Deaf and Disabled People

    Mother Jones
    June 13, 2014

    Verizon lobbyists are canvassing Capitol Hill with a curious new argument against Net Neutrality — it hurts disabled people. The odd pitch comes as the Obama administration is mulling a plan to scrap Net Neutrality — the idea that Internet service providers should treat all websites equally — and instead allow ISPs to create Internet "fast lanes" for companies that can afford to pay for speedier service.

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