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Letters & Testimony

Testimony of Michael J. Copps to the Subcommittee on Information and Technology

January 14, 2014

We are here today to review whether the Communications Act needs to be updated or otherwise "reformed". I have heard some say that simply because the Act is old, it must be obsolete that no matter how well it has served us, an act written 18 years ago cannot possibly have relevance in today's world.'

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Litigation

Multimedia

Stop Comcast from Taking Control

August 19, 2014

Comcast is already a communications leviathan -- watch this video to see what happens if its tentacles entwine even more of the communications ecosystem.

Stop Media Consolidation - Prometheus FCC Cheerleaders

October 31, 2007

On Oct. 31, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a hearing about media localism, activists staged a rally outside to oppose the FCC's plan to loosen the media ownership rules. Check out Prometheus Radio Project as the "FCC Cheerleaders."

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Democracy Wire

The Silence of the Bought

March 6, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update

The U.S. Capitol grounds came alive last week as Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania convened an energy-filled rally in support of overturning the FCC’s recent decision to abolish the rules providing for net neutrality and an open internet.

Oregon Set To Enforce Net Neutrality Protections

March 1, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post

Oregon is on the verge of joining a growing list of states that are stepping up to protect the free flow of information online in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal “net neutrality” protections.

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Press Releases

Common Cause Welcomes Yosef Getachew as Director of Media & Democracy Program

February 12, 2018

Common Cause is pleased to announce that Yosef Getachew has joined Common Cause as the Director of the Media and Democracy Program. Getachew will work hand-in-glove with former FCC Commissioner & Common Cause Special Advisor Michael Copps and lead campaigns to engage the public and policy makers on key initiatives including promoting an open internet, fostering competition in the media marketplace, and ensuring broadband access for all Americans.

FCC Vote to Scuttle Net Neutrality Ignores the Public and the Public Interest

December 14, 2017

Donald Trump's Chairman, Ajit Pai, has recklessly ignored the tens of millions of Americans who know that affordable access to the Open Internet is essential to life in the 21st century. Today's vote is a body blow for self-expression and self-governance. And the tainted process of ignoring tens of thousands of consumer net neutrality complaints makes the FCC action illegitimate.

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