Verizon needs to finish the job in Philadelphia

Verizon needs to finish the job in Philadelphia. Verizon wants to get off the hook for connecting Philadelphia with FiOS service. These bad business practices have left Verizon workers with no choice but to strike for the last two months. Let’s hold them accountable. Verizon needs to finish the job in PhiladelphiaVerizon wants to get […]

Media Mobilizing Project Statement on Committee Passage of Historic Comcast Franchise Agreement

On Dec. 3rd, City Council’s Public Property Committee, chaired by Councilman Bobby Henon and with the support of all committee members, passed a 15-year Comcast communications franchise with far reaching public benefits for low-income communities, and for all Comcast customers, now and into the future. The franchise then received first reading before the full Council. The statement linked here can be attributed to Hannah Sassaman, Policy Director at Media Mobilizing Project, which coordinates the Corporate Accountability Project (CAP) Comcast campaign.

After National Outcry, Comcast Doubles Speed of Internet Essentials

Comcast announced today, August 4th, that it will double download speeds for Internet Essentials, from 5mbps to 10mbps. This announcement comes on the heels of 56,000 members of Philadelphia and national community organizations pressuring Comcast to improve speeds and costs for poor communities – not just for their highest-tier customers. Read our statement here.

Sign Up to Attend Public Meetings on 15-Year Comcast Deal!

The week of April 27th, you will have a rare opportunity to speak out about your experiences with Comcast through a series of six public meetings, organized by the City of Philadelphia. Our voices could shape the next 15 years of service between Comcast and Philly consumers! Join us to speak out and hold Comcast accountable to the needs of our city!

STATEMENT: Official Philadelphia Comcast Survey Highlights Need for Change

Today, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology released a long-awaited summary and comprehensive needs assessment they conducted surveying Philadelphia residents. In their survey, they asked Philadelphians many questions about their experiences with Comcast. The City also announced public hearings to further inform the process, the week of April 27th, 2015. Read our statement here.

STATEMENT: On the City Council Resolution Calling for Council Hearings on Historic Comcast Communications Franchise

Today, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced, and City Council passed, a resolution authorizing the committees on Public Property and Public Works, and on Technology and Information Services, to hold hearings on a once-in-a-generation negotiation with the Comcast Corporation.