Press Releases

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  • 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.
  • Free Press Blasts Industry Court Filings Against Net Neutrality

    July 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Phone and cable companies and their lobbying groups filed an initial series of legal briefs on Thursday as part of their legal challenge against the Federal Communications Commission's Feb. 26 Net Neutrality order. After the FCC properly decided to reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act, various industry groups filed 10 different lawsuits to prevent the agency from enforcing the open Internet protections.

  • AT&T-DIRECTV Merger Still Doesn't Serve the Public Interest

    July 21, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the FCC is poised to grant AT&T's proposed acquisition of DIRECTV. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler subsequently issued a statement confirming that he would circulate for a full Commission vote an order proposing approval of the deal.
  • Digital Rights and Social Justice Groups Urge the House to Call Off Its Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality

    June 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, more than 60 organizations sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Appropriations urging them to “remove from the Financial Services appropriations bill Sections 628-630 of that legislation, which threaten implementation of the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order.”
  • Court Denies Latest Phone and Cable Lobby Effort to Overturn Historic Net Neutrality Decision

    June 11, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the D.C. Circuit denied a motion for stay of the Federal Communications Commission’s historic decision to reclassify broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service.


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