Free Press released Combating the Cable Cabal: How to Fix America’s Broken Video Market, a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the cable industry. The new report investigates why cable bills continue to increase annually at three times the rate of inflation and examines polices that could bring consumers more choice and lower prices.
Free Press joined a coalition of advocacy organizations to oppose the Federal Communications Commission's plans to give Vonage direct access to phone numbers in a trial before examining whether such access is appropriate.
On April 11, Free Press joined Public Knowledge, United Church of Christ Office of Communication Inc., and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in filing a petition to deny a transfer of control of Securus Technologies, Inc., one of the nation's largest providers of prison telephone service.
On March 27, 2013, the Free Press Action Fund and a coalition of 27 other organizations sent a letter to President Obama urging him to nominate an FCC chair who will "protect the future of communications for all."
The Asian American Justice Center, the Center for Media Justice, Communications Workers of America, Free Press, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Council of La Raza, National Hispanic Media Coalition, National Organization for Women Foundation, National Urban League, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, Public Knowledge, and the Unite
AT&T wants the Federal Communications Commission to dissolve federal and state rules requiring universal, reliable, affordable and open networks. This will jeopardize existing communications infrastructure that carries our conversations, family connections, ideas and commerce. AT&T promises this sweeping deregulation will bring substantial consumer benefits, but there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary.