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Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Statement by Michael Copps, Special Advisor to Common Cause's Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, on Today's Internet Rulemaking Hearing

"This is an alarming day for anyone who treasures a free and open Internet – which should be all of us.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Common Cause Urges FCC to Reclassify Broadband and Protect Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should provide consumers the maximum protection possible by reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service, Common Cause said Wednesday.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Copps Urges Caution as Lawmakers Weigh Communications Act Overhaul

Congress should be wary of plans to overhaul the 18-year-old federal law governing broadcasters and telecommunications companies and should focus first on making the existing law work as its authors intended, former Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps said today.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

FCC Must Act to Preserve Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission must step up to protect consumer interests and preserve the Open Internet in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling jeopardizing the easy access to popular websites and applications enjoyed by millions of Americans, Common Cause said today. - See more at: http://www.commoncause.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4773613&ct=13596109#sthash.f4XwqLlE.dpuf

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

FCC's Reported Capitulation around Open Internet Protections is a Major Step Backward

After months of insisting that he would protect free speech and innovation online by guaranteeing Open Internet protections, Federal Communications Commissioner Chairman Tom Wheeler appears ready to break his word, Common Cause said today.

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