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SCOTUS Allows FCC To Loosen Ownership Rules

As if media consolidation wasn’t bad enough already, Thursday the Supreme Court made it possible for even more consolidation to take place.  The question before the Court was not on the validity of ownership rules or their effects on the … Continue reading

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FCC Deadlock: We Need Another Commissioner

Action alert from FreePress: In the waning days of the last administration, the Trump White House and Republican-controlled Senate gave us one final parting gift: a deadlocked FCC. That deadlock has put some of our most important work on hold: … Continue reading

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How You Can Help The Supreme Court #SaveLocalNews

Posting for my friend Sue Wilson who is a committed, passionate media reform activist. https://www.gofundme.com/f/supreme-court-savelocalnews Our democracy thrives on the free exchange of competing ideas as memorialized in our First Amendment. In this age of disinformation, centralized national news channels, … Continue reading

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Reminder: This Election Could Decide Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality – hope you haven’t forgotten about it. Currently, the FCC has the ability to determine whether the internet is classified as either an information service or a telecommunications service. If the internet is defined as an information service, … Continue reading

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Court Decides Against Trump FCC

In 2018, Free Press sued the Trump FCC for gutting longstanding rules designed to limit how much local media a given company can own. And this morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit sided with us and … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Continues To Work To Improve Rural Broadband

Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband … Continue reading

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Corporate Media Not Reporting Accurately On Net Neutrality Repeal

This issue may not be as exciting as the presidential campaigns, but it is an ongoing battle of great importance that we should not ignore. Help keep the fight for net neutrality going. Here’s a note from Fight for the … Continue reading

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Loebsack Welcomes FCC Move to Improve Mapping of High-Speed Broadband Access

A significant digital divide remains between urban and rural America. Congressman Loebsack is a leader in working to close this divide by promoting broadband deployment throughout rural America. Loebsack serves on the Communications and Technology subcommittee of the Energy and … Continue reading

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Loebsack Rural Wireless Access Act Passes House

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed his legislation, the Rural Wireless Access Act. This bipartisan bill was incorporated into the larger Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Reauthorization Act, which passed the House … Continue reading

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Sinclair-Tribune Merger Can Still Be Stopped

DemandProgress.org FCC Chair Ajit Pai is rolling out the red carpet for Sinclair to become the largest owner of TV stations in America, reaching 72% of the country. That’s why we’ve called on the FCC Inspector General to investigate Pai’s … Continue reading

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