Saving the Internet

The open internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate.

But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how internet users get online.

All too often, people in power are making decisions behind closed doors about how the internet should operate.

The result: policies that could close down the open internet and threaten our freedom to connect and communicate.

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  • Join the Net Neutrality Team

    Union Edge Radio
    October 10, 2017

    Free Press Action Fund Field Director Mary Alice Crim joins us to talk about what Net Neutrality is, how it affects everyone, and why you should join Team Internet to protect your online rights.

  • Senate Reconfirms Controversial FCC Chief

    October 3, 2017

    The Senate on Monday voted 52–41 to approve a new five-year term for Republican Ajit Pai, who currently heads the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Ajit Pai Gets New Term on FCC Despite Protest of Anti-Net Neutrality Plan

    Ars Technica
    October 3, 2017

    Pai's renomination had drawn a "fire FCC Chairman Ajit Pai" petition from consumer advocacy group Free Press, as well as opposition from Democrats during debate on the Senate floor.

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  • Broadband

    Access to high-speed internet service — also known as broadband — is a basic public necessity, just like water or electricity.

    Yet despite its importance, broadband access in the United States is far from universal. Millions of Americans still stand on the wrong side of the digital divide, unable to tap into the political, economic and social resources of the internet.

  • Cable

    Two decades ago, something unusual happened.

    Consumers were irate about their cable bills, which were increasing at nearly three times the rate of inflation. And Congress actually did something — adopting in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion the 1992 Cable Act. The law resulted in lower cable bills, saving consumers $3 billion in just over a year’s time.

  • Cybersecurity

    Our right to private communications is a cornerstone of American democracy. But with heightened awareness in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, technological advances have continued allowing the government to expand its reach into our private lives via electronic surveillance and data-mining programs. New laws and policies introduced in the last decade have eroded our civil liberties online.

    Congress has a poor track record when it comes to cybersecurity legislation. The bills introduced so far give the government way too much power to intrude on our privacy online.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good