Press Releases

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

  • Free Press Action Fund Welcomes the Community Broadband Act

    January 22, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced the Community Broadband Act to put an end to protectionist state laws that prohibit cities and towns from creating homegrown broadband facilities.
  • The Trouble with the Fake Net Neutrality Bills

    January 21, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the House and Senate Commerce Committees will discuss companion bills introduced by Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton. Both bills fail to even mention nondiscrimination.
  • Sprint Supports Title II, Too

    January 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Telecommunications provider Sprint told the Federal Communications Commission that it would support the agency's effort to reclassify Internet access under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • Free Press Applauds President Obama's Support for Community Broadband Networks

    January 14, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, President Obama called for an end to laws that prevent cities, towns and other communities from creating their own high-speed Internet networks.
  • Net Neutrality Supporters Launch 535 Websites to Get Congress on the Record

    January 14, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Net Neutrality advocates launched 535 websites, one for each member of Congress, to identify where the officials stand on the open Internet and generate calls in favor of protections.
  • FCC Chairman Moves Toward Real Net Neutrality Protections

    January 7, 2015
    WASHINGTON — In an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he will move to protect Net Neutrality by reclassifying Internet access under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • Free Press Builds on Mountain of Evidence Against Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    December 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- In a filing to the Federal Communications Commission today, Free Press defended its petition to deny the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, building on the mountain of evidence already amassed against the proposed $45 billion merger. If approved, the merger would result in a communications colossus that would dominate high-speed telecommunications services in more than 60 percent of the country.

  • 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.

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