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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

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    Bay Area Speaks: 'Net Neutrality Is Free Speech'

    November 21, 2014
    On Thursday night, the skies were overcast in San Francisco and threatening to storm. A group of Net Neutrality supporters standing on the steps of San Francisco City Hall adjusted their signs and opened their umbrellas as it began to pour. The group held out, chanting “Fair communication, no discrimination!”
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    Tell ABC, CBS and NBC to Air Tonight's Speech on Immigration

    November 20, 2014
    ABC, CBS and NBC are refusing to broadcast tonight’s historic presidential address on immigration. They think The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and The Biggest Loser: Glory Days are more important.
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    The USA Freedom Act: What's Next?

    November 19, 2014
    On Tuesday night the USA Freedom Act failed to move forward. While this bill would have helped rein in key parts of the government’s surveillance programs, not all is lost.
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    What Is Tom Wheeler Waiting For?

    November 19, 2014
    Earlier this month, President Obama added his voice to the nearly 4 million people who have urged the FCC to preserve the open Internet and protect free speech online. Is any of this getting through to Chairman Tom Wheeler?
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    The Trauma Trinity: Comcast, Time Warner, Charter Now America’s Most-Hated Companies

    November 18, 2014
    Americans would rather deal with unwanted telemarketing calls, fight their insurance companies, or pay top dollar for oil and gas because almost anything is better than dealing with the cable company if it happens to be named Comcast, Time Warner Cable or Charter.
  • A Chance to Rein in the NSA

    November 17, 2014
    It’s been almost 18 months since whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s spying programs. And on Tuesday, the Senate will decide whether to move forward with the USA Freedom Act — a bill that would curb some of the government’s worst surveillance practices.
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    Hey Bay Area! Speak Out for Real Net Neutrality

    November 13, 2014
    Obama’s bold statement on Monday marks a critical turning point in the fight for the open Internet — but we haven’t won yet. That’s why we’re co-hosting Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet.
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    Pick Up the Phone and Talk Some Sense into Tom Wheeler

    November 13, 2014
    On Monday President Obama threw his full support behind real Net Neutrality. But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler still wants rules that would please his industry pals at AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
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    Calling AT&T's Broadband Bluff

    November 12, 2014
    On Wednesday, AT&T threatened to push pause on its alleged commitment to bring fiber connections to 100 U.S. cities. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says the company can’t move ahead on this project until the FCC decides whether it’s going to protect Net Neutrality.
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    Most Conservative Voters Heart Net Neutrality

    November 12, 2014
    While Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted that Net Neutrality is “Obamacare for the Internet,” a new poll shows that most conservatives support open Internet protections.

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