Matt Wood

Policy Director

Matt helps shape our policy team’s efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the public interest law firm Media Access Project and in the communications practice groups of two private law firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, he served as editor-in-chief for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, worked for PBS, and spent time at several professional and college radio and television stations. Matt earned his B.A. in film studies from Columbia University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Matt likes watching sports, riding his bicycle and talking about philosophy — just not all at the same time. Follow him on Twitter @mattfwood.


Recent Press Statements

  • Free Press Among First to Take FCC to Court for Unpopular and Unjustified Net Neutrality Decision

    January 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Free Press filed a petition for review of the FCC’s unpopular Dec. 14 order that repealed the agency’s Net Neutrality rules and reversed the Title II “telecommunications services” classification of broadband-internet access.
  • Net Neutrality Gains Momentum as 50 Senators Support Resolution to Reject FCC Decision

    January 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Senate Democrats announced that the entire Senate Democratic Caucus is now co-sponsoring legislation to restore open-internet protections. This brings the total to 50 senators who have agreed to support Sen. Ed Markey’s resolution of disapproval, which would undo last month’s unpopular Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal Net Neutrality.
  • The Senate Clears the First Hurdle Toward Rejecting the Trump FCC's Attack on Net Neutrality

    January 8, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Monday, sponsorship for Sen. Ed Markey’s resolution of disapproval of last month’s Net Neutrality repeal reached 30 senators, with Sen. Claire McCaskill the most recent to sign on. The 30-sponsors mark in the Senate is significant because under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), that’s the total number of votes needed to discharge a resolution and take it to a vote on the Senate floor.

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