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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.

  • Six Myths About the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    February 25, 2014
    Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable would create the most powerful cable company and Internet service provider this country has ever known. What does this mean for you and me? Fewer choices, higher prices and less diversity in our media.
  • Arresting Development: Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Should Worry You

    February 24, 2014
    On Sunday, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast an undisclosed amount to ensure that its videos stream smoothly to Comcast customers. But fans of Francis Underwood’s manipulations on House of Cards might want to temper their celebrations.
  • Must-C TV: Craig Aaron on C-SPAN

    February 21, 2014
    This weekend on C-SPAN’s The Communicators, Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron explains why the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal spells nothing but trouble.
  • Justice Department to FCC: Rein in TV Consolidation

    February 21, 2014
    For years local TV station conglomerates have used sneaky loopholes to evade federal limits on how much media one company can own. But there are hopeful signs that this practice is coming under increased scrutiny in Washington.
  • Five Epic Fails in the FCC's New Net Neutrality Plan

    February 20, 2014
    On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission broke its silence and issued the agency’s first big announcement since a federal court struck down the Net Neutrality rules last month. Unfortunately, the FCC plan does nothing to save the open Internet.
  • FCC Action Will Not Protect Free Speech Online

    February 19, 2014
    In the wake of a Jan. 14 court ruling that struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules, we’ve pushed the FCC to reclassify broadband — a simple fix that would allow it to craft new rules that would stand up to judicial scrutiny. But on Wednesday the agency took a much more timid path.
  • How the Loss of Net Neutrality Hurts Artists

    February 18, 2014
    For the artist, the inventor and the dreamer, the Internet has been a continent of possibility.
  • Free Press Tells CNN, NPR and Others That the Comcast Deal Is Terrible, Horrible, No Good and Very Bad

    February 18, 2014
    If you’ve been too busy shoveling snow and cursing Punxsutawney Phil to keep up with the news about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal, never fear: Free Press has been making the media rounds and has all the details you need on why this merger spells disaster.
  • Throwing a Wrench in the Engine of Innovation

    February 14, 2014
    My parents are both small business owners, so I often look at current events through the lens of local economies and entrepreneurs. When a federal appeals court recently struck down the Net Neutrality rules, I was immediately concerned about the impact on businesses around the country.
  • Face It, Comcast Doesn't Love You

    February 14, 2014

    You know when it seems like you've met the one. They look goooood, and say all the right things. They even offer to pay for stuff. Then one day, you catch them sneaking around with the legislator or lobbyist next door (let's just call their "friend" ALEC, for conversational purposes), and you finally understand the difference between real investment and pretense. It's hard to admit you got played. It hurts. But Valentine's Day is a good time to face facts.

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