Press Releases

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Recent press releases are below. You may download our media kit here.

  • Civil Rights Leaders Applaud the FCC's Vote to Protect the Open Internet

    February 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON ­­— A cohort of civil rights leaders applaud the Federal Communications Commission for listening to communities of color who have called on the agency to protect the open Internet applying strong and enforceable Net Neutrality rules.
  • Historic Win for Internet Users

    February 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to reclassify high-speed Internet access service under Title II of the Communications Act. These rules will prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or throttling Internet content and ban paid-prioritization schemes that could create Internet slow lanes.
  • FCC Takes a Stand on Behalf of Municipal Broadband

    February 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission ruled to preempt two state laws that prevent municipalities from creating high-speed Internet networks to connect their residents. The ruling was in response to petitions brought before the agency by municipalities in North Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Congressional Hearing a Last-Ditch Effort to Derail Net Neutrality

    February 25, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee will convene a hearing to discuss the FCC’s Feb. 26 Net Neutrality vote. The majority of the witnesses are phone and cable industry-funded spokespeople and pundits, called to appear at another hearing designed to spread fear about Net Neutrality and stop the FCC from protecting the rights of Internet users.
  • ADVISORY: Sen. Ed Markey to Join Net Neutrality Coalition for Tuesday Press Conference

    February 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Supporters of the open Internet will convene a telephone press conference on Tuesday to set the stage for a momentous week for Net Neutrality. The speakers will include Sen. Ed Markey, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron, Fight for the Future Co-Founder Tiffiniy Cheng, and Center for Media Justice Executive Director Malkia Cyril.
  • Why Commissioner Pai Is 100 Percent Wrong on Net Neutrality

    February 10, 2015
    In a recent press conference, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai critiqued the agency's pending Open Internet order, mischaracterizing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan as a scheme to "regulate the Internet."
  • A New Generation of Civil Rights Leaders Applauds Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Pass Strong Network Neutrality Rules

    February 4, 2015
    Civil rights organizations including the Center for Media Justice, the Black Lives Matter Network, and ColorOfChange.org have come together through the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition to applaud FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's historic proposal.
  • Thirty House Members Call for Real Net Neutrality Protections on both the Wired and Wireless Internet

    February 4, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, 30 members of the House called on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Communications Act. In a letter submitted to Wheeler, they urged the agency to extend Title II protections to both wired and wireless Internet access. “This parity will best protect communities of color who disproportionately rely on mobile broadband,” the letter reads.
  • FCC Chairman Proposes Real Net Neutrality Protections

    February 4, 2015
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he will base new Net Neutrality rules on Title II of the Communications Act. In a blog post for Wired, Wheeler said that he will submit to his fellow commissioners “the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC.”
  • FCC Chairman Reportedly Moving Forward with Real Net Neutrality Protections

    February 2, 2015
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to put forth an Open Internet Order that includes reclassification of broadband access as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Communications Act, according to news reports on Monday.

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