Press Releases

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

  • 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.
  • FCC Takes a Stand on Behalf of Municipal Broadband

    February 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission ruled to preempt two state laws that prevent municipalities from creating high-speed Internet networks to connect their residents. The ruling was in response to petitions brought before the agency by municipalities in North Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Congressional Hearing a Last-Ditch Effort to Derail Net Neutrality

    February 25, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee will convene a hearing to discuss the FCC’s Feb. 26 Net Neutrality vote. The majority of the witnesses are phone and cable industry-funded spokespeople and pundits, called to appear at another hearing designed to spread fear about Net Neutrality and stop the FCC from protecting the rights of Internet users.
  • ADVISORY: Sen. Ed Markey to Join Net Neutrality Coalition for Tuesday Press Conference

    February 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Supporters of the open Internet will convene a telephone press conference on Tuesday to set the stage for a momentous week for Net Neutrality. The speakers will include Sen. Ed Markey, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron, Fight for the Future Co-Founder Tiffiniy Cheng, and Center for Media Justice Executive Director Malkia Cyril.
  • Why Commissioner Pai Is 100 Percent Wrong on Net Neutrality

    February 10, 2015
    In a recent press conference, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai critiqued the agency's pending Open Internet order, mischaracterizing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan as a scheme to "regulate the Internet."
  • A New Generation of Civil Rights Leaders Applauds Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Pass Strong Network Neutrality Rules

    February 4, 2015
    Civil rights organizations including the Center for Media Justice, the Black Lives Matter Network, and ColorOfChange.org have come together through the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition to applaud FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's historic proposal.

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