Matt Wood

Policy Director

Matt helps shape our policy team’s efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the public interest law firm Media Access Project and in the communications practice groups of two private law firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, he served as editor-in-chief for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, worked for PBS, and spent time at several professional and college radio and television stations. Matt earned his B.A. in film studies from Columbia University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Matt likes watching sports, riding his bicycle and talking about philosophy — just not all at the same time. Follow him on Twitter @mattfwood.


Recent Press Statements

In the News

  • Time's Running Out for the FCC on Set-Top Reform, Privacy and Zero-Rating

    October 18, 2016

    Dozens of leading public interest groups urged the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly approve new consumer-protection policies aimed at promoting competition in the video marketplace, increasing online privacy and ensuring internet openness.

  • Comcast Imposes Data Caps On More Customers

    October 10, 2016

    Consumer advocates have rightly questioned why it's "fair" for Comcast to charge based on consumption, when the cost of providing broadband doesn't vary based on how much people use.

  • FCC Postpones Vote on Set-Top Box Reform in a Blow to Chairman Wheeler

    September 29, 2016

    The Federal Communications Commission postponed a vote on its highly anticipated proposal to increase competition in the video set-top box market after the agency chairman failed to secure the necessary votes to approve the plan.

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