Megan Tady

Megan Tady is Campaign Coordinator for Free Press. Prior to joining Free Press, Megan was a national political reporter for In These Times, The New Standard, and worked extensively as a freelance journalist.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:23am
AT&T Wants to Monopolize Everything
If you’re one of AT&T’s 96 million customers, no doubt you’ve experienced the frustrations of dropped calls or weak signals, even in the middle of a metropolis. The sleekest apps and Luke Wilson’s charm can’t hide the fact that AT&T’s network is sometimes akin to paying for a four-star meal, but getting a frozen dinner.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:46pm
Will Congress Give Obama the ‘Mubarak Option’?
When millions took to the streets of Egypt last week to protest the Mubarak regime and call for democratic reform, the Egyptian government responded by cutting off Internet access and people's ability to communicate with one another and the outside world.
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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 4:25pm
More than 80 Groups Demand Real Net Neutrality
More than 80 organizations and businesses are today urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to enact real Net Neutrality rules, not the empty compromise the chairman has proposed. The letter highlights five key areas in the rules that should be improved to protect the free and open Internet. The Commission is slated to vote on Net Neutrality on Dec. 21.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 10:41am
Internet Stars for Internet Freedom
Nobody knew who Greyson Chance was a few weeks ago. But when a video of Chance singing a Lady Gaga song at a school talent show began circulating on the Internet, it became an instant sensation, with more than 25 million people getting to hear a voice that otherwise might never have traveled beyond Chance's hometown of Edmond, Okla.
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Friday, May 14, 2010 - 10:41am
Million-Dollar Ad Blitz to Kill Net Neutrality
On Tuesday morning, an AT&T-funded front group, Americans for Prosperity, announced a $1.4 million advertising blitz to try to convince Americans that the FCC is plotting to "take over the Internet."
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Monday, May 3, 2010 - 3:14pm
Obama's FCC to Abandon Net Neutrality?
Is the Obama FCC siding with the largest cable and phone companies, and against Net Neutrality and universal Internet access? The Obama administration has long vowed to protect Net Neutrality and bridge the digital divide, and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski picked up this baton when he took up his post last year. But now Genachowski appears to be wavering.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 11:04am
Just Do It, Julius
Dear FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, I don’t want to wake up six months from now and find that the Internet has changed forever. In the past few weeks since a federal court decision jeopardized your ability to protect Internet users, nearly 250,000 people have signed petitions or sent messages urging you to protect the Internet by “reclassifying” broadband under Title II of the Communications Act.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 10:55am
The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity?
On Tuesday, April 6th a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It's a major setback for free speech online and for the prospects of connecting the entire country to broadband. The Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the current authority to enforce rules that keep Internet service providers from blocking and controlling Internet traffic - a principle called Net Neutrality.
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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 7:03am
Comcast and NBC's Real Diversity Issues
At last month's house hearing on the proposed Comcast-NBC takeover, execs from both companies shamefully acknowledged their diversity problems. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sheepishly divulged that his company's board of directors includes only one woman and one person of color, and NBC's Jeff Zucker confessed that the network has no Black programming. Watch the video:
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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 11:04am
Inside the TV Wars
The real fight to watch isn't on television-Conan vs. Leno, Olbermann vs. O'Reilly. Rather, it's about television, and the future of online video-a fight that pits cable and content companies against consumers. Instead of being glued to our favorite shows, we'd be wise to pay attention to the various battles, mergers and backroom deals happening between big media corporations who are trying desperately to cling to a sinking broadcast media model-and pull the public down with them.
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