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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, July 11, 2017
National Momentum for July 12 Day of Action Grows as Net Neutrality Comments Are Breaking All Records
In less than 24 hours, a diverse coalition of Net Neutrality supporters will launch a nationwide “Day of Action” to mobilize people to demonstrate their support for the open-internet protections the Trump administration is trying to overturn. The Federal Communications Commission docket for public...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Trump's FCC Advances Scheme to Gut Open-Internet Protections and End Net Neutrality
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to begin a rulemaking process in order to jettison Title II protections and once again place broadband-access providers under Title I of the Communications Act — a move that would undermine the sound and successful basis for...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
Sinclair's Takeover of Tribune Stations Brought to You by Trump's FCC Chairman
Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest television-station conglomerate, is set to get even larger, according to media reports over the weekend that it will soon finalize a deal to buy Tribune Media. This massive media merger would add 42 Tribune stations to the Sinclair empire, including...
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Friday, April 07, 2017
Trump’s FCC Chairman Meets with Phone and Cable Lobbyists to Unveil Plan to Destroy the Open Internet
President Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, met with phone- and cable-industry lobbyists this week to unveil his plan to undermine the landmark Net Neutrality protections that were passed in 2015. According to media reports, Pai intends to repeal the Open Internet Order and replace it with voluntary...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
FCC Chairman Wheeler Fought to Defend the Open Internet and Protect the Rights of Consumers
On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intention to step down from the federal agency on Jan. 20, 2017, at the end of President Barack Obama's term. Wheeler was appointed by Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2013. A series of significant and even...
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Friday, June 10, 2016
ADVISORY: Public Interest Groups to Release 2016 Internet Policy Platform as Roadmap for Political Parties
More than a dozen public interest groups have joined to release the 2016 Internet Policy Platform. The coalition is releasing the platform, which outlines several specific policy recommendations, as a roadmap for ongoing Republican and Democratic party efforts to craft their own tech policies...
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Friday, May 06, 2016
FCC Approves Merger to Create Price-Gouging Cable Giant
According to several news reports, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve Charter Communications’ $90 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The merger combines the nation’s second-, third- and sixth-largest cable-TV and Internet providers. After the...
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Monday, April 25, 2016
FCC Moves to Approve Wasteful Cable Merger, Sticking American Consumers with the Bill
The Federal Communications Commission today circulated an order to approve Charter Communications’ $90 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The deal was also approved by the Justice Department. The merger combines the nation’s second-, third- and sixth-largest cable-TV...
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Friday, April 15, 2016
House Republican Bill Undermines Open Internet and Exposes Americans to Abuse from Cable and Phone Giants
The House on Friday passed legislation introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) that would limit the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to protect Internet users from abuses by broadband access companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon. The No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Free Press Action Fund Opposes House Bill That Limits Program Designed to Bridge the Digital Divide
On Wednesday, the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on the CURB Lifeline Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Austin Scott (R-Georgia) that would cap spending on Lifeline, the program that helps low-income families afford telecom and broadband communications. The...
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