Press Releases

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

  • Free Press Files Petition to Deny Comcast Takeover of Time Warner Cable

    August 25, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Free Press today filed a “petition to deny” the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The petition, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission, presents a definitive account of how the merger fails both the public interest and the antitrust tests required for regulatory approval.
  • 65 Groups Urge the FCC to Reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    August 25, 2014
    Sixty-five organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission today to reject the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  The FCC is currently reviewing the deal to determine whether it serves the public interest.
     
  • Former FCC Commissioner Requests Urgent Meeting with President on Net Neutrality

    August 13, 2014
    WASHINGTON — In a letter sent Wednesday to the White House seeking a meeting with the president, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps and Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron warn that rules pending before the Federal Communications Commission “undermine Net Neutrality and imperil the future of the open Internet.”
  • Dozens of Groups, Companies Praise President's Net Neutrality Statement, Urge FCC Action

    August 8, 2014
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, dozens of advocacy organizations and companies released a letter to President Obama in response to his recent vocal support for fair and meaningful Net Neutrality rules.
  • Consumers Win: Sprint Drops T-Mobile Takeover Bid

    August 5, 2014
    WASHINGTON — According to press reports, Sprint is dropping its bid to acquire competitor T-Mobile, scuttling a long-rumored $32 billon deal that would have consolidated the country’s third- and fourth-largest mobile providers.
  • President's Net Neutrality Views Don't Square with FCC Proposal

    August 5, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama voiced strong support for Net Neutrality and opposition to the type of pay-for-priority Internet rules now being proposed by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
  • Free Press Action Fund Praises Sen. Leahy's Bill to Curb Mass Surveillance

    July 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Senate introduced a revised bill designed to curtail the government's abusive mass surveillance programs and force more public scrutiny of similar violations of Americans’ privacy and free speech rights.

  • FCC Approves Sinclair-Allbritton Deal Minus Shell Games

    July 24, 2014
    Washington — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million acquisition of several Allbritton TV stations, along with NewsChannel 8 in Washington. The final deal is far different from the one Sinclair initially proposed in July 2013. And today’s FCC approval came only after Sinclair was forced to alter the deal in response to opposition by Free Press.
  • Free Press Builds Definitive Case for Net Neutrality

    July 18, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- In its filing in the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet proceeding, Free Press provides the definitive argument for protecting Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers.
  • Activists Gear Up for Next Phase of Net Neutrality Fight

    July 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Several leading grassroots organizations and Web platforms today announced the launch of BattlefortheNet.com, a site serving as a hub of organizing in the Net Neutrality fight.

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