Press Releases

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

  • Comcast-Time Warner Cable: The Deal Is Dead

    April 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Comcast abandoned its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable on Friday morning. The move followed media reports of considerable skepticism about the benefits of the merger by staff at the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, the two agencies charged with reviewing the deal.

    Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement:

  • FCC Poised to Move Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    April 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- According to reports in the Wall Street Journal and Politico, Federal Communications Commission staff may be prepared to recommend that Comcast’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable be designated for a hearing. Such a move would put the merger request in the hands of an administrative law judge, who would conduct a thorough inquiry into the public-interest benefits of the proposed merger, if any.

  • Proposed Congressional Resolution Against Net Neutrality Defies Will of Internet Users

    April 13, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia introduced a resolution of disapproval to overrule the FCC's Net Neutrality order. Thirteen other Republican members of Congress joined Collins on the resolution.
  • Net Neutrality One Step Closer to Becoming the Law of the Land

    April 13, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, the Office of the Federal Register published the Net Neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission adopted in February. The publication of the rules bring real Net Neutrality protections closer to becoming official, but it also will trigger additional lawsuits from opponents of the open Internet.
  • Net Neutrality Supporters Drop by Congressional Home Offices in All 50 States

    April 11, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Net Neutrality supporters from all 50 states visited congressional home offices to drop off petitions and letters and voice strong support for the Net Neutrality rules recently approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Congress Needs to Stick to the Facts on Net Neutrality

    March 17, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Congress will convene the first of five hearings on the FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, “FCC Process: Examining the Relationship Between the FCC and the White House,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
  • Airplane to Soar over Austin with Message to Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Don't Be an Enemy of the Internet'

    March 13, 2015

    AUSTIN — On Friday and Saturday, Net Neutrality advocates Demand Progress, Fight for the Future and the Free Press Action Fund will fly an airplane towing a 1,500-square-foot banner over Austin, Texas. The banner will celebrate the recent FCC vote to protect Net Neutrality while calling out Sen. Ted Cruz for his opposition to the open Internet.

    The banner reads “Don't Be an Enemy of the Internet Sen. Ted Cruz.” It will fly over the state capital on March 13–14 from 4:30–7:30 p.m.

  • FCC Releases Net Neutrality Rules to Protect Internet Users, Stop Blocking and Discrimination Online

    March 12, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, the FCC released the rules and the text of the Open Internet Order it voted to approve on Feb. 26. The document provides the complete details on the agency's plan to reclassify broadband access under Title II of the Communications Act — the step needed to provide real Net Neutrality protections for Internet users, promote competition, access, and choice, and stop any phone and cable company plans to block, throttle and discriminate against online content.
  • Civil Rights Leaders Applaud the FCC's Vote to Protect the Open Internet

    February 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON ­­— A cohort of civil rights leaders applaud the Federal Communications Commission for listening to communities of color who have called on the agency to protect the open Internet applying strong and enforceable Net Neutrality rules.
  • Historic Win for Internet Users

    February 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to reclassify high-speed Internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. These rules will prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or throttling Internet content and ban paid-prioritization schemes that could create Internet slow lanes.

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