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

  • 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.
  • Net Neutrality Supporters Speak Out in Texas

    October 21, 2014
    COLLEGE STATION — On Tuesday in College Station, Texas, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai held a public meeting on the agency’s open Internet proceeding. Approximately 100 people attended the event, including dozens who participated in a Net Neutrality rally prior to the forum.
  • Free Press: Despite Wheeler's Claims, FCC Proposal Doesn't Align with President's Position on Net Neutrality

    October 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler claimed he was "in agreement" with President Obama on the issue of Net Neutrality, even though his proposed rules would clear the way for tiered, pay-for-priority Internet access.
  • ADVISORY: Texas Net Neutrality Supporters to Hold Rally Outside FCC Commissioner’s Forum

    October 14, 2014
    On Tues., Oct. 21, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai will convene a forum on the issue at Texas A&M University in College Station. Net Neutrality supporters will rally right before the event to stand up for strong open Internet protections.
  • President Obama Tells FCC Chairman He Expects Real Net Neutrality

    October 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON — During a question-and-answer session in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, President Barack Obama voiced his strong support for Net Neutrality and his opposition to the sort of pay-for-priority plan put forward by his appointed chair to the Federal Communications Commission. The remarks were the strongest statement yet from the president against the FCC's current proposal, which 99 percent of those who submitted public comments to the agency oppose.

  • The Truth About Broadband Economics: Title II Won't Harm Investment

    October 2, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission convened a roundtable on the economics of broadband. Free Press research shows that nondiscrimination rules — and other common-sense, common-carriage safeguards — would not harm broadband investment or broadband providers.
  • Free Press Files Petition to Deny AT&T-DIRECTV Merger

    September 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Free Press filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to deny AT&T's proposed merger with DIRECTV, stating that the deal harms the public interest.
  • New Generation of Civil Rights Leaders Call on FCC to Exercise Title II Authority to Protect the Open Internet

    September 16, 2014
    In time for the Sept. 15 deadline, groups representing communities of color called on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to use the agency's Title II authority to reclassify broadband as a common-carrier service.

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