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FreePress

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications. Learn more at www.freepress.net

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Free Press Among First to Take FCC to Court for Unpopular and Unjustified Net Neutrality Decision
On Tuesday, Free Press filed a petition for review of the FCC’s unpopular Dec. 14 order that repealed the agency’s Net Neutrality rules and reversed the Title II “telecommunications services” classification of broadband-internet access. Free Press filed its challenge in the 1st Circuit Court of...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
House Votes to Violate the Privacy Rights of Everyone in the United States
On Thursday, the House rejected legislation that would have put in place robust privacy protections for people in the United States and Americans abroad, and instead voted to renew a program allowing the government to spy on them without a warrant. The bill extends the government’s authority under...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
The Senate Clears the First Hurdle Toward Rejecting the Trump FCC's Attack on Net Neutrality
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...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Free Press: Today's FCC Ruling Will Not Stand
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to approve the deceptively named “Restoring Internet Freedom Order.” The order dismantles the agency’s 2015 Net Neutrality rules, abdicating FCC authority over internet service providers and clearing the way for blocking,...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Verizon Protests Today at 700 Locations Nationwide as People Rise Up Against Ajit Pai’s Plan to Undo Net Neutrality
On Thursday , thousands of Net Neutrality supporters will protest outside more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Other Dec. 7 protests will occur at nearly 20 congressional in-district offices, and outside the Washington Hilton Hotel during tonight’s “FCC...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Chairman Pai's Plan to Destroy Net Neutrality Is Built on a Mountain of Lies That Will Crumble in Court
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai plans a full repeal of Net Neutrality protections, exposing internet users to blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of online content by the handful of internet service providers that control access in the United States. Pai will release...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department Lawsuit to Block AT&T Merger Is the Right Decision
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice moved to block AT&T’s $85.4-billion takeover of Time Warner on antitrust grounds. The proposed deal would combine the nation’s largest phone, internet and pay-TV provider with an entertainment and news colossus whose holdings include CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT and...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
With Massive Handouts To Sinclair, FCC Clears Path For A New Wave of Media Consolidation
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to erase several longstanding media-ownership limits that prevented one broadcast company from controlling too much media in a single market. The agency rolled back a local television-ownership rule that barred a broadcaster...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Trump FCC Moves Forward Plans to Gut Lifeline Program and Strand Millions on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide
The FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to move forward plans to eviscerate the Lifeline program, which provides a modest $9.25 monthly subsidy to most recipients so that millions of poor people can connect to communications services. The agency’s Republican leadership voted to advance a...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Report: FCC Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Set for Dec. 14
The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote to overturn open-internet protections at its open meeting on Dec. 14, according to a report Wednesday from Bloomberg News. In May, the agency voted along party lines to begin a rulemaking process to jettison these strong protections grounded in...
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