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This undated photo made available by Google shows the Internet wiring at Google's data center in Berkley County, S.C. The fiber optic networks connecting the company's sites can run at speeds that are more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

Wednesday’s announcement that the FCC would write new Net neutrality rules was a step in the right direction, but some are concerned that it didn’t go far enough. Continue reading

comcast, net neutrality
February 17, 2014 | Blog

Michael Copps says if Comcast acquires Time Warner, consumers will lose out in the end, as they would if the FCC fails to respond to a recent court decision overturning the concept of Net neutrality. Continue reading

Earns Comcast
February 15, 2014 | Blog

When it comes to media, bigger is not better. Continue reading

A man counts one hundred dollar bills. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
February 14, 2014 | Blog

Regardless of what you care about — environment, minimum wage, tax reform — nothing will change until big money is removed from politics. Continue reading

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on cell phones on planes. Wheeler is joined at the witness table with FCC Commissioners from second from left, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ajit Pai, and Michael O'Rielly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

Congressional Democrats have introduced a law to restore Net Neutrality until the FCC comes up with a permanent solution. But what should that solution be? Continue reading

Wires hanging from the sky
January 15, 2014 | Blog

A DC circuit court has killed net neutrality. If the outcry is large enough, the FCC may take a stand. Continue reading

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
December 23, 2013 | Blog

What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations is being eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation and bureaucracy. Continue reading

An October rally against NSA in Washington organized by StopWatching.Us, a coalition that includes Free Press. (Photo: Free Press/flickr)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Free Press’s Craig Aaron discusses the challenges the Obama administration and corporations are posing to a free press and a free Internet. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses as he listens to a reporters question at the Fort Worth Texas Chamber of Commerce office after he participated in a small business roundtable meeting with area business representatives, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. Across the nation, the GOP is in the midst of an internal war pitting tea partyers like Cruz who argue for ideological purity against more mainstream Republicans advocating a more pragmatic, inclusive party approach to governing. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 25, 2013 | Blog

The senator has put a hold on the confirmation of the new FCC chief until he’s promised the agency won’t follow the law and disclose the real funders of dark money group political ads.
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Two broadcasters at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Radio Conciencia, a worker-run radio station in Immokalee, Florida.
October 24, 2013 | Activism

The FCC is now accepting applications for new low power FM radio stations. Activist Betty Yu explains how community radio can be a catalyst for racial justice, economic equity and human rights. Continue reading

In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 photograph, members of a chess club group play at the Camden Public Library in Camden, N.J. Thursday was the final day for Camden's main public library, another victim of the impoverished city's budget crunch. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The story of one library’s struggle with local tea party activists in Kentucky. Continue reading

Radio Equipment
August 15, 2013 | Blog

Thousands of nonprofits across the United States are preparing to take advantage of what could wind up as the largest expansion of community radio in the nation’s history. Continue reading

Main Street in downtown Hugo, Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
July 23, 2013 | Blog

Discover why companies like AT&T want to unplug the way roughly 19 million Americans still communicate with the rest of the world. Continue reading

Obama spring 2013 nominees for cabinet positions and agency heads
May 23, 2013

See a slideshow of nominees President Obama has been having trouble getting through the Senate, and where they currently stand. Continue reading

Craig Aaron at the National Conference for Media Reform
April 10, 2013 | Blog
Craig Aaron, head of the media reform group Free Press, challenges the most powerful lobbies in Washington to protect our airways from corporate control.
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