The Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (“Coalition”), including the Benton Foundation, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Free Press, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, and the Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ, urges the Commission to take action to implement the disclosure recommendations in its recent comprehensive report, The Information Needs of Communities (“INOC”).
On Thursday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its long-awaited verdict on the Federal Communications Commission’s disputed media ownership rules. The court threw out FCC rules that would have allowed one company to own a newspaper and broadcast stations in the same market and upheld the FCC’s decision to retain its other local broadcast ownership restrictions.
Free Press sent a letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chair John Rockefeller and ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison disputing AT&T's claims that its proposed merger with T-Mobile would bring broadband to rural Americans more quickly.
Free Press sent a letter to Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton and ranking member Henry Waxman disputing AT&T's claims that its proposed merger with T-Mobile would bring broadband to rural Americans more quickly.
The FCC has decided to make our complaint a "restricted" proceeding, which means the public doesn't have a place to comment on VZW's anti-consumer practices, but only bad decisions get made behind closed doors. FP sent this letter explaining why we believe this issue deserves more scrutiny.
Free Press sent these letters to the Senate and House Commerce Committees urging them to holding hearings, send letters and use their bully pulpits to investigate Verizon Wireless's violations of network neutrality.