Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Congress Puts to Rest the Great Internet Tax Hoax of 2014

    December 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, Congress passed the $1.1 trillion spending package, which includes a provision to extend a moratorium on local and state taxes for Internet sales and services. The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), reauthorized through October 2015, bans states from imposing taxes on Internet access no matter how the FCC classifies it.
  • THURSDAY: Net Neutrality Supporters to Rally Outside Final FCC Meeting of 2014

    December 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Supporters of the open Internet will gather outside the FCC's headquarters on Thursday morning to urge the agency to pass strong Net Neutrality rules under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.
  • Free Press Parks Pro-Net Neutrality Jumbotron Outside Gala for the FCC Chairman

    December 4, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday evening, Free Press will park a large mobile video screen across the street from the Washington hotel hosting a dinner celebrating Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Free Press to the FCC: No Further Delays on Real Net Neutrality

    November 20, 2014
    WASHINGTON — According to an agenda released Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will not vote on new Net Neutrality rules at its Dec. 11 meeting. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has indicated in press reports that his office will require more time to draft the order.
  • ADVISORY: Bay Area to Speak Out for Net Neutrality at San Francisco City Hall

    November 14, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area supporters of the open Internet will gather at a public event at San Francisco City Hall to urge the FCC to pass strong Net Neutrality rules. The Nov. 20 event, “Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet,” is free and open to the public.
  • President Obama Calls for Title II as the Best Way to Protect Real Net Neutrality

    November 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an unequivocal statement of support for real Net Neutrality, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband Internet access under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.
  • Free Press: Legally Dubious Hybrid Proposals Won't Protect Internet Users

    October 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night that the Federal Communications Commission is redrafting its proposed open Internet rules. The new plan, based on filings from Mozilla and the Center for Democracy and Technology, would reportedly "separate broadband into two distinct services: a retail one, in which consumers would pay broadband providers for Internet access; and a back-end one, in which broadband providers serve as the conduit for websites to distribute content."

  • Despite an FCC No-Show, New Yorkers Speak Out for the Open Internet

    October 28, 2014
    NEW YORK — The fight to save Net Neutrality and stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger came to Brooklyn on Monday night as an enthusiastic crowd of New Yorkers testified before five empty chairs, each representing one of the five FCC commissioners who either declined or failed to respond to the event organizers’ invitations to attend the public hearing in person.
  • TODAY: New York Leaders Join Public Hearing on Net Neutrality and the Comcast Merger

    October 27, 2014
    NEW YORK — The fight to save Net Neutrality and stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is coming to Brooklyn on Mon., Oct. 27. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York City Mayoral Counsel Maya Wiley and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will join others in a public discussion about our rights to connect and communicate. The hearing will occur against the backdrop of two pending FCC decisions that could harm the open Internet.
  • ADVISORY: New Yorkers to Speak Out on Net Neutrality and the Comcast Merger

    October 24, 2014
    NEW YORK CITY — The fight to save Net Neutrality and stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is coming to Brooklyn on Mon., Oct. 27. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will join others in a public discussion about our rights to connect and communicate. The hearing will occur against the backdrop of two pending FCC decisions that could destroy the open Internet.

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