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.

  • Net Neutrality's Impact on Free Speech

    June 23, 2014
    Safeguarding free speech rights cannot be left to the whims and bottom lines of self-interested corporations. And if corporate interests are allowed to pick winners and losers online, it does not require much guesswork to predict who the winners and losers will be.
  • Coming to a City Hall Near You: Net Neutrality

    June 23, 2014
    The fight for Net Neutrality has found a champion in a city hall near you. On Monday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution calling for real Net Neutrality.
  • Serious Political Momentum Is Happening on the Net Neutrality Front

    June 20, 2014
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is clinging to his plan to allow rampant discrimination online the way Linus clings to his blanket. You know it’s time for both of them to let go, but they aren’t yet ready to step up and heed the call.
  • The House Votes to Rein in the NSA

    June 20, 2014
    Something awesome happened last night: The House of Representatives voted to cut funding the NSA has used to conduct warrantless back-door searches of our emails, browsing histories and online chats.
  • Free Press Counters Comcastic Lies at Hearing in Albany

    June 19, 2014
    On Wednesday night I ventured out of Western Massachusetts’ Comcast country into Albany’s Time Warner Cable territory to testify at a hearing. At issue were the 3 million New York customers Comcast would serve if its merger with Time Warner Cable goes through.
  • Tom Wheeler Promises Community Broadband --- But Can He Deliver?

    June 19, 2014
    Last week FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to his blog to sing the praises of community broadband — and to rail against the corporate-friendly laws in 20 states that prohibit communities from creating their own networks.
  • Have You Called Your Mayor Lately?

    June 18, 2014
    Here’s the deal: The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting later this week in Dallas and on the agenda is a resolution in support of real Net Neutrality.
  • How to Tell If Your Member of Congress Is a Crony Capitalist

    June 18, 2014
    Last Tuesday, Rep. Eric Cantor learned the hard way that crony capitalism comes at a political cost. In a decisive 10-point upset, Cantor’s Republican primary opponent David Brat defeated the Virginia congressman after charging that he was “trying to buy this election with corporate cash.”
  • Why I'm Speaking Out in New York Against the Comcast Merger

    June 17, 2014
    Free Press has more than 750,000 members — more than 50,000 of whom live in New York State — which is why I’m traveling to Albany this Wednesday to offer public comments at a hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
  • Stand Up to Comcast

    June 12, 2014
    First, the bad news: If the mammoth Comcast succeeds in buying chief rival Time Warner Cable, it will have unmatched power to raise prices, squash competition and reshape the future of the Internet. Now the good news: This summer, you’ll have lots of opportunities to speak out against this mega-merger.


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