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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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Thursday, March 15, 2018
In Strong Rebuke to FCC, California Joins Dozens of States Weighing Net Neutrality Legislation
On Wednesday, California State Senator Scott Wiener and several other state senators and assembly members introduced a comprehensive Net Neutrality bill to prohibit internet access providers from blocking or throttling websites and online services, or offering pay-to-play schemes that prioritize...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
More Mayors Sign Pledge to Protect Net Neutrality, Refusing to Do Business with Internet Providers That Don't
On Sunday evening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled MayorsForNetNeutrality.org , urging mayors and city leaders to sign the Cities Open Internet Pledge. The pledge requires all internet providers that do business with participating cities to follow strong Net Neutrality principles. It...
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Free Press Sues the FCC for Dramatic Reversal of Media-Ownership Limits That Pave Way for Media Mergers
Free Press has joined Common Cause, Communications Workers of America and the Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ to file suit against FCC efforts to repeal local media-ownership limits. The petition for review, just filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Sen. Kennedy Introduces Fake Net Neutrality Legislation
On Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R–Louisiana) announced he had introduced anti-Net Neutrality legislation that is a companion to the so-called “Open Internet Preservation Act” introduced in the House by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) late last year. Kennedy’s legislation lacks many of the...
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Lawmakers Introduce Resolution to Reject the FCC's Unpopular Net Neutrality Repeal
Lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, which would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s unpopular repeal of Net Neutrality protections. Led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, the Senate version of the resolution has already drawn...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Trump FCC Wages War on the Poor with Plan to Undermine the Lifeline Program
Free Press on Wednesday condemned the Federal Communications Commission for waging a war on the poor by moving forward with a proceeding to deny essential broadband and telephone subsidies to low-income people. Free Press filed comments in an ongoing FCC rulemaking proceeding in which the agency...
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Free Press Calls on Chairman Pai to Recuse Himself from Sinclair Proceeding Following News of Investigation
Free Press on Thursday called on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to recuse himself from all decisions related to the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed takeover of Tribune Media. The demand follows news today that the FCC Inspector General’s office is investigating the...
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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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