Saving the Internet

The open Internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate.

But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online.

All too often, people in power are making decisions behind closed doors about how the Internet should operate.

The result: policies that could close down the open Internet and threaten our freedom to connect and communicate.

It’s time for us to reclaim the Internet. We must declare our Internet freedom.

Blog Posts

  • We Need You

    December 1, 2015
    It’s Giving Tuesday — and your inbox is likely stuffed to the gills with pleas from all of the great organizations you support. I’m here to urge you to add Free Press to your list.
  • Net Neutrality Defunded?

    November 24, 2015
    Once again Net Neutrality opponents in Congress are trying to kill the FCC’s open Internet rules.
  • Washington Fear-Mongerers Are Trying to Take Away Your Privacy Rights

    November 23, 2015
    In the wake of the latest series of tragic terrorist attacks, the heads of the CIA and FBI, among other prominent government officials, are capitalizing on public fears to push policies that infringe on our most fundamental values.
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Press Releases

  • Free Press Mourns Wally Bowen

    November 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON — North Carolina media activist and community media innovator Wally Bowen passed away Tuesday in Asheville, North Carolina. Bowen was the co-founder of the Mountain Area Information Network, a nonprofit Internet service provider, Low Power FM broadcaster and community hub. He was a nationally known advocate for local self-reliance through local ownership of media infrastructure.

    Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement:

  • T-Mobile’s Arbitrary Data Caps Make No Sense

    November 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced plans to exempt selected streaming-video services from its customer data caps. The move, which favors video streams from Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, ESPN and a handful of leading brands, will go into effect beginning Nov. 15, according to T-Mobile.
  • Free Press to FCC: Comcast Must Answer for Unnecessary Data Caps

    November 4, 2015
    WASHINGTON — According to news reports Wednesday, cable Internet provider Comcast continues to dramatically expand its practice of imposing broadband-usage caps and overage fees on Comcast users in cities across the nation.
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News from Around the Web

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  • Broadband

    Access to high-speed Internet service — also known as broadband — is a basic public necessity, just like water or electricity.

    Yet despite its importance, broadband access in the United States is far from universal. Millions of Americans still stand on the wrong side of the "digital divide," unable to tap into the political, economic and social resources of the Internet.

  • Cable

    Two decades ago, something unusual happened.

    Consumers were irate about their cable bills, which were increasing at nearly three times the rate of inflation. And Congress actually did something — adopting in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion the 1992 Cable Act. The law resulted in lower cable bills, saving consumers $3 billion in just over a year’s time.

  • Cybersecurity

    Our right to private communications is a cornerstone of American democracy. But with heightened awareness in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, technological advances have continued allowing the government to expand its reach into our private lives via electronic surveillance and data-mining programs. New laws and policies introduced in the last decade have eroded our civil liberties online.

    Congress has a poor track record when it comes to cybersecurity legislation. The bills introduced so far give the government way too much power to intrude on our privacy online.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good