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Save the Internet!

In the next few months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide the future of the Internet. Major telecom and cable companies are seeking unprecedented control over what you can see and say online. If the FCC's plan to allow fast lanes for the few goes forward, the rest of us will suffer. The deep-pocketed will pay to move their online content at top speed, consigning nonprofit, independent and dissenting voices to the slow lane.

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Tell the FCC to scrape the Comcast plan to end net neutrality. Support a free and open Internet by adding your name to our comments.
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Tennessee and North Carolina vs. FCC

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

Political Broadcasting & Sponsorship Identification

October 28, 2015

We call upon the FCC to take immediate action to enforce the public file and sponsorship identification requirements of Sections 315 and 317 of the Communications Act with respect to advertisements relating to political campaigns and political matters of public importance. The matter is urgent because the 2016 election campaign is already underway, and state and local primary elections will begin in a few months.

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Multimedia

Delivery of our Petition to the FCC on Net Neutrality

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.

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Democracy Wire

President's Day Means It's Town Hall Time for Lawmakers

February 17, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post, Status Update

Representatives and Senators will be back in their districts and states next week as Congress recesses for President’s Day; their break is your opportunity to speak directly to them about the important issues facing our democracy.

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Press Releases

AT&T Time Warner Merger Would Harm Consumers: Statement of Michael Copps​, former FCC Commissioner and Common Cause Special Adviser

October 24, 2016

“Allowing a communications behemoth like AT&T to swallow the Time Warner media empire should be unthinkable. The sorry history of mega mergers shows they run roughshod over the public interest. Further entrenching monopoly harms innovation and drives up prices for consumers. The answer is clear: regulators must say no” said former FCC Commissioner and Common Cause Special Adviser Michael Copps.

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Research & Reports

National_121707_Report_FCC_Reforms.pdf

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

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