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  • Rep. Butterfield Teams With Big Broadband Providers to Kill the Internet

    May 1, 2015
    When it comes to media and telecom issues, Rep. G.K. Butterfield is one of the most important voices in Congress.
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    Why Is the National Urban League Defending Online Discrimination?

    October 29, 2014
    Who did National Urban League President Marc Morial call “extreme” for supporting real Net Neutrality?
  • How the AT&T–DIRECTV Merger Fails the Antitrust Test

    May 28, 2014
    When regulators start peeling back this rotten onion for themselves, they're going to have one message: Not so fast, AT&T!
  • Why the New Boss at the FCC Should Be Nothing Like the Old Boss

    March 27, 2013
    In announcing his departure as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski said: "The last four years have demonstrated that the country needs an effective FCC."
  • Protecting Online Freedom as the Internet Turns 30

    January 28, 2013

    The Internet turned 30 earlier this month.

    It's during anniversaries like these that we have a chance to take stock of this remarkable network and the people who make it what it is.

  • What's So Funny About the FCC's Failures?

    December 13, 2012

    On Thursday night at the Washington Hilton, communications lawyers, media industry lobbyists, tech policy wonks and a few beat reporters will gather for the FCC Chairman's Dinner — an annual night of backslapping and inside jokes where the head of the Federal Communications Commission gives a "funny" speech zinging his colleagues and critics.

  • FCC Commissioner McDowell Wrong on Net Neutrality and Investment

    October 19, 2012

    Washington, D.C., is often referred to as a “bubble,” and for good reason. On any given day there will be some kind of panel at an industry-funded “think tank” that includes regulators or other government officials speaking about the ills of government — and the virtues of unrestrained monopoly. This week we got two of these bubble moments courtesy of the Federal Communications Commission.

  • No Kidding: Americans Pay More for Less

    October 16, 2012
    Spoiler alert: Americans pay more for high-speed mobile Internet service than anyone else. The culprit: the absence of real competition in the wireless market.
  • Big Win! AT&T Drops Its T-Mobile Takeover Bid

    December 19, 2011

    This is huge: AT&T just announced it’s finally abandoning its doomed merger with T-Mobile.

    For nearly a year, we've been showing that this deal would have only meant higher prices, fewer choices and tens of thousands of lost American jobs. Free Press knew it; the Department of Justice agreed; so did the FCC.

  • The Top 10 Ways the Carriers Tried to Screw Us in 2011

    December 15, 2011

    Another year, another 12 months in which the mobile carriers did their best to screw us.

    AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon do so many bad, annoying and anti-consumer things that it’s almost impossible to document it all. So below is a catalog of simply the most egregious acts the carriers perpetrated this year.

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