Press Releases

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

  • 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

    Organization’s FCC filing debunks myths about common carriage, skewers the agency’s pay-to-play proposal

    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.
  • FCC Site Crash Prompts Net Neutrality Supporters to Deliver Comments by Hand

    July 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Early Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission's electronic filing system crashed. In response, Net Neutrality advocates will head to the FCC in person this afternoon to hand-deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments.
  • Americans Bombard the FCC with Demands for Real Net Neutrality

    July 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Grassroots organizations on Tuesday applauded the American public for its passionate support of real Net Neutrality protections. In an unprecedented outpouring of concern, millions of Americans have submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission rejecting Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to allow priority Internet access for a few rich companies.
  • Senators Champion Net Neutrality and Call on FCC to Act

    July 15, 2014
    WASHINGTON — In a letter delivered to the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, 13 senators said the FCC must take action “to protect the openness of the Internet for future generations.”
  • Free Press: FBI and NSA Profiling Threatens Our Most Fundamental Rights

    July 9, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- A report published today by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain in The Intercept exposes an NSA and FBI spying program that targeted prominent Muslim-Americans. Those targeted included a political candidate and former high-ranking Bush administration official, several civil rights activists, academics and lawyers.
  • Invitation: Why Real Net Neutrality Matters

    July 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Since the court decision in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission, the Net Neutrality debate has gone mainstream. Millions of comments have flooded the Federal Communications Commission, late-night comedians are ranting, and there’s more public interest and enthusiasm about the issue than ever before.

  • Free Press Action Fund Urges Congress to Reject the AT&T-DirecTV Merger

    June 24, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- In testimony before the Senate on Tuesday, Free Press Action Fund Policy Director Matt Wood will speak out against AT&T’s bid for DirecTV, calling out the phone giant’s failure to deliver on promises to provide affordable broadband to more customers and regions.
  • Matsui and Leahy Introduce Bill to Stop the Payola Internet

    June 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Rep. Doris Matsui and Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, which would prohibit paid prioritization of Internet traffic.

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