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

  • Republicans Attack the FCC Over Net Neutrality, Other Core Programs

    July 13, 2016

    “Republicans in Congress need to stop listening to phone and cable company lobbyists and abandon their assault on the open internet,” Matt Wood, policy director at the Free Press Action Fund.

  • Net Neutrality Advocates to FCC: Put the Kibosh on Internet Freebies

    June 29, 2016

    Representatives from Fight for the Future, the Center for Media Justice and Free Press hand-delivered a six-foot-tall package containing 100,000 letters of complaint to the Federal Communications Commission. They ask the agency to take action against AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon for violating the agency's Open Internet Order by offering so-called zero-rating service plans.

  • GOP Fails to Sabotage FCC Lifeline Broadband Aid for the Poor. For Now.

    June 22, 2016

    Republican efforts to cripple a major federal program that helps poor people afford mobile phone and broadband service failed on Tuesday after consumer advocates, public interest groups and Democratic lawmakers mounted an all-out push on Capitol Hill to oppose the GOP proposals.

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