Matt Wood

Policy Director

Matt helps shape our policy team’s efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the public interest law firm Media Access Project and in the communications practice groups of two private law firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, he served as editor-in-chief for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, worked for PBS, and spent time at several professional and college radio and television stations. Matt earned his B.A. in film studies from Columbia University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Matt likes watching sports, riding his bicycle and talking about philosophy — just not all at the same time. Follow him on Twitter @mattfwood.


Recent Press Statements

  • A Multibillion-Dollar Merger of AT&T and Time Warner Would Cost Customers Dearly

    October 22, 2016
    WASHINGTON — According to media reports, AT&T Inc. is negotiating to buy Time Warner Inc. in a merger that could be worth more than $85 billion. The deal would bring together one of the nation’s largest phone and internet providers with an entertainment media colossus that includes CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT and Warner Brothers studios, among other properties.
  • Free Press and Other Groups Urge Court to Deny Request for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Case

    October 4, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, Free Press joined other open internet advocacy organizations and allies in filing a joint response with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting that court’s June 2016 decision to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.
  • Delay in Set-Top Box Vote Keeps Americans Waiting for Relief from Pay-TV Price-Gouging

    September 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission delayed a scheduled vote on new rules for set-top boxes. Customers collectively spend billions every year to rent such boxes from their cable-TV providers. The proposed rules were supposed to allow people to buy their own devices and utilize applications to integrate pay-TV and online video.

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