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.

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Recent Press Statements

In the News

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

    Motherboard
    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.

  • Mediacom Defends Data Caps, Blasts Netflix

    MediaPost
    September 21, 2016

    Netflix recently asked the FCC to declare broadband caps and pay-per-byte billing unreasonable.

    The internet service provider Mediacom is now responding by presenting a sweeping defense of pay-per-byte billing — and taking a dig at Netflix in the process.

  • New Verizon, AT&T Streaming Options Threaten Net Neutrality

    CIO.com
    September 14, 2016

    First T-Mobile, then AT&T and now Verizon. The rush by major wireless carriers to exempt content produced by their favored partners from data caps is an increasingly slippery slope.

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