Craig Aaron

Craig Aaron is president and CEO of Free Press, the national, non partisan media reform group. He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 3:15pm
President Obama ‘Expects’ Real Net Neutrality Protections—But Will Chairman Wheeler Deliver?
During a question-and-answer session in Santa Monica, Calif., Obama reiterated his strong support for Net Neutrality and his opposition to the sort of pay-for-priority plan Wheeler has proposed. “I am unequivocally committed to Net Neutrality,” Obama said to applause from the audience. “It is what...
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
Two FCC Commissioners Question Plan to Kill Net Neutrality
The furor over Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to kill Net Neutrality and allow rampant discrimination online has reached the halls of the Federal Communications Commission. On Wednesday, Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, the other Democratic commissioners, expressed serious doubts about the...
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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 11:00am
The FCC's Flimsy Defense of Fake Net Neutrality
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants you to calm down. A firestorm of public outrage flared up after his latest plans to permit a pay-to-play Internet leaked. The Federal Communications Commission lit up with angry phone calls, irate emails, and a lot (I mean a lot ) of bad press. In a speech on...
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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
Wake Up, Internet. Time to Save Yourself.
What if you had only three weeks before the Internet you know and love was about to disappear? Would you spend your time binging on listicles or the final season of Breaking Bad? Or would you do something about it ? Would you email all your friends with the news? Blast your social media networks?...
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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:41pm
Arresting Development: Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Should Worry You
On Sunday, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast an undisclosed amount to ensure that its videos stream smoothly to Comcast customers. But fans of Francis Underwood’s manipulations on House of Cards might want to temper their celebrations.
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:57pm
Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster
Comcast just announced that it’s buying Time Warner Cable . If approved, this outrageous deal would create a television and Internet colossus like no other.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:34pm
Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here's How to Get It Back
Three judges in D.C. just killed Net Neutrality. This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn't have to be.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:52am
Why the New Boss at the FCC Should Be Nothing Like the Old Boss
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."
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 8:17am
AT&T: Pay Me, Screw Net Neutrality
From electricity to earmuffs, once you buy a product or service from a company, it shouldn't be any of their business how you choose to use it. The power company doesn't say you can't use the energy-saving features on your new refrigerator unless you buy more electricity; and your grocer doesn't make you buy an extra loaf of bread if you stop purchasing potato chips.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 2:39pm
For AT&T Merger, Facts Trump Politics
Today the Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile. In announcing the suit, Sharis Pozen, the DoJ's top antitrust enforcer, said , "Any way you look at it, this deal is anti-competitive." We at Free Press couldn't agree more. And for once, policymakers put the law above politics and stood up to a powerful company.
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