Free Press and SavetheInternet.com ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post today to further express our outrage that the Federal Communications Commission held closed-door meetings with industry representatives and lobbyists about important Internet policies.
The Wall Street Journal just reported that the Federal Communications Commission is holding "closed-door meetings"with industry to broker a deal on Net Neutrality – the rule that lets users determine their own Internet experience.
This week, five leading senators sent letters to Sen. Daniel Inouye, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, urging him to support the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to modernize its broadband policy framework, protect consumers and connect more Americans to broadband service.
The Federal Trade Commission's final workshop on changes in the media business, “How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?," ended with the sense that only limited policy recommendations would come out of the session, at least in terms of recommendations by the FTC.
Yet in a larger sense, the convening of publishers, industry analysts and academics revealed a surprising development: a growing consensus that some public policy intervention in media is not only possible, it's already happened.