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.

Blogs

Recent Press Statements

In the News

  • Big Telecom Wants a D.C. Circuit Net Neutrality Review. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely

    Motherboard
    July 29, 2016

    The nation’s largest cable and telecom industry trade groups on Friday asked a federal court for a rare en banc review of last month’s decision upholding U.S. rules protecting Net Neutrality, the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible to consumers.

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

    Motherboard
    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

    CNET
    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.

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