Press Releases

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

  • Free Press to the FCC: Title II Is the Only Way to Ensure Real Net Neutrality Protections

    September 16, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, Free Press told the Federal Communications Commission that Title II reclassification is a light-touch regulatory approach that will promote investment and restore legal clarity to efforts to protect Net Neutrality.
  • ADVISORY: Former Gubernatorial Candidate Zephyr Teachout, Activists to Hold 'Rally to Save the Internet' Outside City Hall in New York

    September 14, 2014

    NEW YORK — On Sept. 15, Internet freedom supporters will gather in City Hall Park to demand real protections for Net Neutrality and a rejection of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

    The rally, organized by Free Press and its allies, will urge the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules that would prevent broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from discriminating against online content and services. The FCC’s deadline for public comments on its Internet proposal falls on the same day as the rally.  

  • ADVISORY: Activists to Hold Rally to Save the Internet Outside Comcast Headquarters in Philadelphia

    September 14, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA — On Sept. 15, Internet freedom supporters will gather outside Comcast headquarters to demand real protections for Net Neutrality and a rejection of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

    The rally, organized by Free Press, will urge the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules that would prevent broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from discriminating against online content and services. The FCC’s deadline for public comments on its Internet proposal falls on the same day as the rally.  

  • The Internet Slowdown by the Numbers

    September 11, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, tech companies, websites, public interest organizations and Internet users joined forces to demonstrate overwhelming support for stronger Net Neutrality protections.
  • Internet Slowdown Launches Across the Web

    September 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON – Today, tech companies, Main Street businesses and public interest organizations alike are demonstrating their support for stronger Net Neutrality protections by adding a spinning icon representing a slow-loading Internet to their websites.
  • Largest Online Advocacy Groups to FCC: Get Out of D.C.

    September 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, 27 of the nation’s largest online advocacy groups submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to participate in at least four town hall-style public hearings outside the Beltway before ruling on Chairman Wheeler’s Internet proposal.

  • Momentum Builds for ‘Internet Slowdown’ on Sept. 10

    September 8, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Momentum for a day of action to protect the open Internet is growing as prominent tech companies and organizations have announced that they will join the Sept. 10 Web protest.
  • Chairman's New Definition for Broadband Helps Bring the FCC into the 21st Century

    September 4, 2014

    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered a speech about the future of broadband at the 1776 startup campus. In his remarks, the chairman said that broadband users need Internet connections of at least 25 megabits per second — far beyond what slow DSL connections are capable of providing.  He also confirmed that users have few if any competitive options for these kinds of modern broadband services.

  • Advocates Announce Symbolic ‘Internet Slowdown’ to Show What Web Would Be Like Without Net Neutrality

    September 3, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, a diverse range of public interest groups representing more than 10 million people announced a day of mass online mobilization on Sept. 10 in support of Net Neutrality.
  • Free Press Files Petition to Deny Comcast Takeover of Time Warner Cable

    August 25, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Free Press today filed a “petition to deny” the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The petition, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, presents a definitive account of how the merger fails both the public interest and the antitrust tests required for regulatory approval.

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