Free Press

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, February 11, 2020
Rumored Approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Will Mean Higher Prices for Wireless Users
According to media reports on Monday evening, a U.S. District Court judge in New York is expected to approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The judge’s decision, expected Tuesday, reportedly rules against attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia, who argued...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
Court Denies Free Press and Other Parties' Requests to Rehear Wrongly Decided Net Neutrality Appeal
Late Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied parties’ requests for rehearing of the court’s decision in Mozilla v. FCC . The court’s October 2019 opinion upheld the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal and broadband reclassification order. The decision deferred to precedent on the...
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Monday, October 28, 2019
Free Press Supports Facebook Employees’ Demands to Help Stop the Spread of Deceptive Political Ads
In an open display of discord with Facebook executives on Monday, hundreds of the company’s employees signed a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and other leaders of the social network demanding a reversal of the executive decision to allow politicians to lie in political ads. “Misinformation affects us...
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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the agency’s so-called Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which was adopted on partisan lines in December 2017...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
FCC Chairman Pai Circulates Order in Rush to Gain Approval of the Harmful T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a draft order to green-light the T-Mobile/Sprint deal. In July, the Department of Justice’s antitrust division announced its approval. To win the DoJ’s approval, the two carriers agreed to sell off some assets to DISH Network, including prepaid...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Chairman Pai Ignores the Public Interest to Recommend Approval of Harmful T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his support on Monday for approval of T-Mobile’s $26.5-billion takeover of Sprint. The proposed FCC action follows reported concessions made by the two carriers, including rural-service guarantees, a temporary price freeze and the sale...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Free Press Report and FOIA Documents Expose Trump FCC’s Neglect Toward Puerto Rico
On Tuesday, Free Press released “ Connecting the Dots: The Telecommunications Crisis in Puerto Rico ,” a report on how the destruction of communications networks following Hurricanes Irma and Maria contributed to the unfolding tragedy. The report condemns the Federal Communications Commission for...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
House Passes Save the Internet Act in Response to Strong and Bipartisan Public Support for Net Neutrality
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644), voting to restore the strong Net Neutrality rules and Title II legal framework for broadband in the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order. A companion bill introduced in the U.S. Senate in early March is also...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Momentum Builds for the Save the Internet Act with More Than 210 Supporters in the House
The list of House members supporting the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) has surged past 200 with the legislation moving to a floor vote as early as Tuesday evening. The bill, which would restore the strong Net Neutrality rules and Title II legal framework for broadband of the FCC’s 2015 Open...
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Free Press: HUD Action Against Facebook Just a First Step in Protecting Users’ Civil Rights
On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it would charge Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform.” The HUD announcement comes on the heels of a settlement...
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