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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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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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Save the Internet Act Passes Critical Milestone in House Communications & Technology Subcommittee Markup
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives’ Communications & Technology Subcommittee held a markup on the Save the Internet Act of 2019, H.R. 1644, which would restore the FCC’s strong Net Neutrality rules and Title II legal framework for broadband. The bill was voted out of the subcommittee...
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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
The Save The Internet Act Offers Real Net Neutrality Protections
On Wednesday, lawmakers from both chambers of Congress announced plans to introduce companion bills to repeal the Trump FCC’s disastrous 2017 decision to gut Net Neutrality protections. The Save The Internet Act would restore the entire 2015 Open Internet Order, including the rules it adopted, the...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Free Press Calls for Tax on Targeted Ads to Fund Civic-Minded Journalism
On Tuesday, Free Press released “ Beyond Fixing Facebook ,” a new report that calls for a tax on targeted online advertising to respond to the crisis in journalism and fund diverse, local, independent and noncommercial news and information. Authors Timothy Karr and Craig Aaron set forth a series of...
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Jessica J. González Testifies Before Congress: Net Neutrality a Step Toward Remedying Structural Racism in Communications
What follows is the spoken testimony of Free Press Action Vice President of Strategy and Senior Counsel Jessica J. González, which will be delivered today before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. González is testifying in support of restoring the Federal...
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