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 prioritize a revitalized public media. 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.

Blog Posts

Recent Press Statements

  • Free Press Action Fund Urges Congress and the FCC to Put an End to Illegal TV Station Ownership

    March 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON — In testimony before Congress on Wednesday, Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood will speak out against a House bill that would strip the Federal Communications Commission of its ability to crack down against serious and ongoing violations of its local television-station multiple ownership rule.

  • Free Press Action Fund Testifies in Senate: Give Wireless Users More Control

    February 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Free Press Action Fund Policy Director Matt Wood will testify before Congress today that the little competition that exists in the U.S. wireless market is a result of smart intervention from antitrust authorities and the Federal Communications Commission. 

  • AT&T Sponsored Data Scheme Is a Lose-Lose for Customers and App Makers

    January 6, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- On Monday, AT&T announced plans to allow businesses to pay AT&T to keep their traffic from counting against AT&T data plans. This so-called sponsored data service would bill Web content and app providers for data used by their customers, but apparently would not reduce wireless users' monthly bills or increase their data caps for non-sponsored content.

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