Press Releases

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

  • Free Press Action Fund Condemns Senate Passage of CISA

    October 27, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The Senate today voted 74-21 to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), legislation that offers blanket immunity to companies sharing vast quantities of their users’ private data with government authorities.
  • Free Press Praises the FCC’s Prison-Phone Decision

    October 22, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to reduce the exorbitant cost of prison-phone calls charged to incarcerated people and their families. Among other improvements, the ruling caps rates for local and in-state long-distance inmate calling and cuts by up to 50 percent the agency’s cap adopted in August 2013 on state-to-state long-distance calls.
  • NHMC Lauds FCC for Approving Prison-Phone Rate Reform

    October 22, 2015
    The National Hispanic Media Coalition applauds the FCC for taking a major step in combating the unjust financial burden placed on incarcerated people and their families.
  • The FCC Vote Is In, Overcharging Prisoners’ Families Is on Its Way Out

    October 22, 2015
    "It’s long past time to reform the unreasonable rates predatory companies impose upon on a captive consumer base,” said Malkia A. Cyril, executive director at the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network.
  • Free Press Files Petition to Deny Charter Takeover of Time Warner Cable

    October 13, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Free Press filed a “petition to deny” Charter Communications’ proposed $78.7 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The petition, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, presents a definitive account of how the deal fails both the public interest and the antitrust tests required for regulatory approval.
  • NHMC, Civil Rights Groups File in Support of FCC's Open Internet Rules

    September 22, 2015
    Washington, D.C. — The National Hispanic Media Coalition today filed an amicus brief on behalf of several other civil rights, racial justice, and public interest groups petitioning the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the FCC’s open Internet rules.
  • Free Press Intervenes in Court to Protect Internet Users and Preserve Net Neutrality

    September 21, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Free Press on Monday intervened with nearly two dozen advocacy groups and tech industry leaders in defense of the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality order. The groups filed a joint brief in opposition to the cable, telephone and wireless lobbying associations’ legal challenge to the FCC’s landmark Feb. 26 decision to reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • Free Press Mourns Everett C. Parker

    September 17, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The Rev. Dr. Everett C. Parker, the founder of the Office of Communication, Inc., at the United Church of Christ, died on Thursday morning at the age of 102.
  • The FCC Must Upgrade the Lifeline Program

    August 31, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, Free Press submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission as part of the agency’s proceeding to update the Lifeline program.
  • Free Press Praises the FCC for Recognizing the Vital Importance of Unlicensed Spectrum

    August 6, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission voted on several items pertaining to next year’s Mobile Broadband Incentive Auction. Pursuant to the auction, the FCC will allow broadcasters to sell valuable spectrum, which will then be repurposed for mobile use. Today’s rules will also make more spectrum available for unlicensed uses, like Wi-Fi, in the post-auction TV band.


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