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

  • Free Press Intervenes in Court to Protect Internet Users and Preserve Net Neutrality

    September 21, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Free Press on Monday intervened with nearly two dozen advocacy groups and tech industry leaders in defense of the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality order. The groups filed a joint brief in opposition to the cable, telephone and wireless lobbying associations’ legal challenge to the FCC’s landmark Feb. 26 decision to reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • The FCC Must Upgrade the Lifeline Program

    August 31, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, Free Press submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission as part of the agency’s proceeding to update the Lifeline program.
  • Free Press Praises the FCC for Recognizing the Vital Importance of Unlicensed Spectrum

    August 6, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission voted on several items pertaining to next year’s Mobile Broadband Incentive Auction. Pursuant to the auction, the FCC will allow broadcasters to sell valuable spectrum, which will then be repurposed for mobile use. Today’s rules will also make more spectrum available for unlicensed uses, like Wi-Fi, in the post-auction TV band.
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News from Around the Web

  • The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    September 22, 2015
  • Tim Karr on Net Neutrality Trickery

    Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
    September 11, 2015

    Internet activists fighting for Net Neutrality declared victory in February when the FCC ruled to consider broadband a public utility. So why are we now seeing Op-Eds declaring Net Neutrality in jeopardy?

  • FCC's Internet Rules Are Already Working

    September 11, 2015

    Broadband providers and Internet content companies are investing, and consumers can rest easy knowing that their rights to connect and communicate will be upheld.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good