Press Releases

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

  • Free Press Praises FCC Proposal to Unleash Competition in Cable Set-Top Box Market

    February 18, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed new rules to fulfill its congressional mandate to promote competition in the market for cable boxes and other video-navigation devices.
  • More Than 300,000 and Counting

    February 18, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, a coalition of media justice, Internet rights and public interest groups delivered more than 300,000 comments to the Federal Communications Commission in opposition to Charter Communications’ proposed $80 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
  • House Bill Undermining FCC Net Neutrality Rules Passes Key Subcommittee

    February 11, 2016
    WASHINGTON — The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on Thursday passed legislation introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) that aims to limit the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to protect Internet users from abuses by broadband access companies like Comcast.
  • Verizon’s Misleading Sponsored-Data Plan Hurts Internet Users and Online Competition

    February 8, 2016
    WASHINGTON — Last Friday, Verizon announced that its sponsored-data and usage cap-exemption program, marketed as FreeBee, would take care of data charges that Verizon customers might otherwise rack up for the carrier’s recently launched online video platform, go90.
  • FCC Must Focus on Broadband Adoption and Affordability in Addition to Speed and Deployment

    January 28, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission reported that broadband Internet access services are not being deployed to all Americans in a timely and reasonable fashion. The determination, required of the agency under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act, enables the FCC to “take immediate action” to speed deployment.
  • Coalition Urges House Judiciary Committee to Hold an Open Hearing on Section 702

    January 27, 2016
    The Free Press Action Fund joined a coalition urging the House Judiciary Committee to change the designation for its upcoming Section 702 hearing from "classified" to "open." Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is used to acquire communications of Americans and others around the world without a warrant.
  • Public Interest Groups to Speak Out in California Against Massive Cable Merger

    January 26, 2016
    LOS ANGELES — A coalition of media justice, Internet rights and public interest groups will testify Tuesday before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in opposition to Charter Communications’ proposed $67 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
  • Coalition Backs Bill That Would Repeal the Cybersecurity Act of 2015

    January 25, 2016
    The Free Press Action Fund joined a coalition urging Congress to repeal the dangerous cybersecurity bill that proponents snuck into a must-pass government-funding package.
  • Internet and Consumer Advocacy Groups Urge the FCC to Use Its Authority to Safeguard Online Privacy

    January 20, 2016

    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, 59 U.S. digital rights, consumer advocacy and privacy organizations submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for strong rules to protect the privacy and data security of broadband  users. The signers, which include the ACLU, EFF, Free Press, Public Citizen and Public Knowledge, also encouraged the agency to work in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission to safeguard users against the unauthorized sharing of their online data.

  • Congress Should Reject Latest Attack on Net Neutrality

    January 12, 2016
    WASHINGTON — The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will convene a hearing on Tuesday to debate legislation that could modify the Federal Communications Commission’s February 2015 Net Neutrality order.

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