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Save The Internet Rally

July 24, 2014

Activists with Common Cause and our partners gathered to call on President Obama to follow through on his campaign promises and protect net neutrality

Save The Internet Rally

July 24, 2014

Activists with Common Cause and our partners gathered to call on President Obama to follow through on his campaign promises and protect net neutrality

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FCC Vote Kneecaps Local Media by Clearing Way for Massive Mergers like Sinclair-Tribune

November 16, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Even for this craven FCC majority, today’s vote to bless more media consolidation represents an awful new low. The FCC just wiped away time-tested and common sense safeguards that promote vibrant local media by ensuring voters have access to competing sources of news. By blessing consolidation this majority has ensured newsroom redundancy, meaning fewer working journalists to hold the powerful to account. And if that were not enough, let Big Broadcast get even bigger means cable customers nationwide will pay higher bills.

Poll: Most Americans Believe Our Political System Is Broken

November 13, 2017; Featured Item, Status Update

An overwhelming majority of Americans are profoundly troubled about the condition of our democracy, even as their faith in democratic ideals remains strong, according to a recent Washington Post – University of Maryland poll.

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Report: Bid Cable's Lobbying Victories-2

October 10, 2006

A report to explore how de-regulation of Cable companies hurts individual families. It reads, in part, 'And while telephone and cable companies may be competing for high-end customers with packages that include high-speed Internet and digital cable, companies are not offering these special deals to every customer. In 2006, alone, for example, Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, hiked by 6 percent the price it charges for its standard cable package.'

National_101405_Report_Katrina_in_Telecommunications.pdf

October 14, 2005

Katrina's failures ought to push Congress to make sure that they are never repeated. Congress can ensure that emergency responders have the access to the public airwaves they need in order to communicate with one another and quickly receive crucial data for saving lives. Congress can also take the steps to open up the airwaves - a public resource - to community networks that will help all of us gain access to high speed Internet, regardless of our income level, race, or locality.

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