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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.

  • Building Better Media

    February 12, 2010

    Across the country, community media projects have been sprouting out of a dying traditional media system that has often failed to deliver what the public really wants: local news and information. Now, more than ever before, citizens are taking the media back, using this time of media chaos to forge ahead with news projects that serve their interests—regardless of whether they graduated from J-school or not.

  • Friday Morning iPhone Fallacies

    February 12, 2010

    Looking for some Friday morning fun? Read this post from Steven Titch, of the misnomered Technology Liberation Front, and count the fallacies.

    First, Titch gets it wrong on AT&T’s data capacity and the nature of exclusivity deals:

  • Friday Morning iPhone Fallacies

    February 12, 2010

    Looking for some Friday morning fun? Read this post from Steven Titch, of the misnomered Technology Liberation Front, and count the fallacies.

    First, Titch gets it wrong on AT&T’s data capacity and the nature of exclusivity deals:

  • Close the Broadband Gap? Phone and Cable Giants Just Say 'No'

    February 10, 2010

    When it comes to getting everyone connected to an open, affordable and fast Internet, the big phone and cable companies have a new motto: "Just Say No."

    When the Obama administration called for a stimulus plan that included billions in grants to reach parts of the country that were struggling to get connected, the companies said "no" -- refusing to apply for money to close the broadband gap.

  • The Open Internet You'll Need to Start a Business

    February 9, 2010

    If you’re running a successful business today, chances are that you have a Web presence, or rely daily on the Internet. If you’re looking to launch a startup or finally dive into the creative idea you’ve been sitting on since college, you’ll need the Internet.

  • Growing Support from Communities of Color for an Open Internet

    February 4, 2010

    Support for Net Neutrality continues to grow among communities of color as the FCC considers rules to protect the open Internet.

  • Getting Crazy with a Green Screen for Net Neutrality

    February 4, 2010

    The open Internet means we can create anything we want online, including a funny rap video about my favorite topic (at least on this blog).

    Check out these two self-professed “nerds” hamming it up to a song about Net Neutrality. My favorite part, besides the sick dance moves:

  • Obama's YouTube Moment: 'I'm a Big Believer in Net Neutrality'

    February 1, 2010

    The power of the open Internet was on full display Monday as President Obama responded to questions from the public in a followup to last week's State of the Union address. And appropriately, one of the questions was about the president's support for the open Internet itself.

  • The Open Internet Is in the Public’s Interest

    January 29, 2010

    This is the sixth and final post in a series of posts by Chris Riley, Free Press Policy Counsel, to summarize the primary policy recommendations made in recent comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission in its open Internet proceeding. Today’s topic: why open Internet rules are in the public interest.

  • Universal Open Broadband: An Attainable Reality

    January 29, 2010

    The Latino community seems to agree that broadband is vital to our success. Broadband Internet access allows people of color to tell our own stories fairly and accurately, and to pursue educational, occupational and social opportunities that are only available over the Web.

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