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July 1, 2014
Come hear former FCC Commissioner and Common Cause Special Adviser Michael Copps testify at Sen. Patrick Leahy's hearing on net neutrality in Burlington.
Letters & Testimony
March 7, 2017
Letter to Chairman Pai, Senators Thune and Nelson to Protect Net Neutrality
November 12, 2015
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE BENTON FOUNDATION, COMMON CAUSE, NEW AMERICA’S OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, AND SHLB COALITION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
April 3, 2013
Michael Copps, Special Adviser to our Media & Democracy Reform Initiative lays out the goals for our relaunched campaign for a open and dynamic information ecosystem
January 1, 2008
Today, Common Cause and our colleagues at Free Press, Color of Change, ACLU, Demand Progress and many others delivered over 1 million signatures from activists around the country, demanding that the FCC reclassify broadband and restore net neutrality and the Open Internet.
July 17, 2017; Blog Post
A slew of recent polls make clear that most Americans, nearly 80%, support keeping the network neutrality rules that are the foundation of an open internet. These are the rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015, under the leadership of then-chairman Tom Wheeler, that keep the big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon from determining your internet experience, because they’d rather do that themselves than let you do it. Net neutrality rules prohibit blocking or throttling content. And they keep ISPs from favoring their affiliates, corporate friends, and those who can afford sky-high broadband prices with fast lanes on the net, while the rest of us are told to travel in the slow lane.
July 13, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
As postings on 80,000 websites and messages from millions of internet users across America protested a Trump administration plan to end “net neutrality” rules, a band of lawmakers and activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to join in the fight.
July 11, 2017
The Trump Administration's fake net neutrality scheme is a ridiculous illustration of the price we pay for the outrageous influence of money in politics.
June 27, 2017
Today, Common Cause urged White House communications director Sean Spicer to return to established norms and allow cameras and live audio feeds at daily White House press briefings.
Research & Reports
January 13, 2014
This report explains that 'Verizon Communications, one of the world's most powerful communications companies is waging a high-stakes, multi-million dollar campaign in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission for control of the Internet's future.'
December 17, 2007
Common Cause, the Media Access Project and Econometric Research and Analysis offer a set of recommendations that Republicans and Democrats alike should support as simple, affordable ways to involve the public in the critical dialog over our media and digital future. These recommendations, if implemented, will boost public confidence in the FCC by making it more transparent and fair and will make it a more efficient and effective enforcement agency