It’s a new year, and with Comcast’s franchise agreement with Philadelphia set to expire, we’re asking hard questions about Comcast’s responsibility to its customers and its hometown in a time of economic crisis. Comcast is coming under far greater national scrutiny as it racks up count after count of disrespect to its customers, as it […]
In honor of Halloween, we want to hear your Comcast horror story! Did your bill make your blood boil? Does Comcast’s attempt to merge with competitor Time Warner Cable send chills down your spine? Tell us now, and on Halloween day we’ll share snippets from the top-10 scariest Comcast stories we see.
On September 15th, the last day that the Federal Communications Commission accepted public comments on Net Neutrality. The CAP Comcast campaign and Media Mobilizing Project, in collaboration with Free Press, held a rally against Comcast’s dominance over our right to communicate. Check here for a gallery of photos from the event.
September 15th is the last day that people nationwide can file comments about net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission. Philadelphians, alongside thousands across the country will protest to protect the open internet and stop companies like Comcast that would rather protect their bottom-line over our communications rights.
UPDATED: Now with video. Philadelphia fast food workers have pledged to do what it takes to win “$15 and a union.” Over 50 workers have pledged their willingness to escalate action on Thursday, September 4th. They will be joined by fast food workers in over 150 cities. Hear the stories of why and find out how you can join them.
In response to criticism led by communities nationwide, including leaders at Media Mobilizing Project, Comcast is amending their Internet Essentials discount internet program for poor families. Read MMP’s statement on the changes here.
In April, Media Mobilizing Project launched the CAP Comcast Campaign — focused on helping everyday Philadelphians secure what we need from Comcast and the City while they negotiate their next franchise, allowing Comcast to sell cable services in Philly for another 15 years. We’ve heard from literally thousands of Philadelphians who want affordable rates for […]
Parents, students and teachers protested outside the Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia while PA Governor Tom Corbett and NJ Governor Chris Christie held a private fundraiser. Six people were arrested, claiming they wouldn’t move until Corbett agreed to fully fund education. The protest was organized by the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS). […]
Washington Post journalist Cecilia Kang dives deep into the digital divide in Philadelphia with this front-page story, featuring Media Mobilizing Project’s CAP Comcast Campaign (http://www.capcomcast.org), student leaders at Constitution High, and parent activists at Action United all telling Comcast to respect our communities.
Media Mobilizing Project is announcing the launch of the CAP Comcast (Corporate Accountability Project) campaign. CAP Comcast will bring people together to inform Philadelphia on what we need from another potential 15-year Comcast franchise.