PhillyCam’s Vanessa Maria Graber interviews Di Luong, MMP Research Fellow, about the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality. Di speaks about the importance of Net Neutrality in making sure that marginalized voices and stories don’t get overshadowed by corporate interests. They also discuss Di’s research in pretrial risk assessment algorithms used by the police and judges […]
In this article, MMP Policy Director, Hannah Sassaman writes about the fight to save net neutrality. She about the communities that protested in December 2017 before FCC’s vote to eliminate net neutrality, and the ongoing fight to reverse the elimination of net neutrality rules. Read the full article here: Without Net Neutrality, We Can’t Trust […]
On December 15, 2017, long time MMP Media Maker Alex Wiles spoke outside the F.C.C. about the importance of net neutrality just before the F.C.C. voted to repeal net neutrality protections. Alex Wiles on the Fight for Net Neutrality Media Mobilizing Project and hundreds of our friends across the movement were in Washington D.C. yesterday to […]
This article is reposted from the Center for Media Justice. by Di Luong, Media Mobilizing Project On an unseasonably hot September day in Washington D.C., our group of grassroots activists have been jostling through several metal detectors, carpeted cafeterias, and marble steps from one congressional building to the next. By late afternoon our physical and […]
“When Chairman Pai threatens to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, we should be clear about what he is saying. He is saying that poor people, especially from communities of color, don’t deserve unfettered access to the Internet, and the work, health, education, and movement building that can provide. He is saying […]
On Tuesday, June 14th, the United States Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission has wide power to regulate the internet – and to define it as a utility for consumers nationwide. Read below for Media Mobilizing Project’s statement on the historic decision.
City Council unnanimously 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. Please read the release from the CAP Comcast coalition below.
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.
Media Mobilizing Project is an internationally recognized leader fighting for the right of everyone to get online. In Philadelphia, one of the largest cities in the United States, we have the third worst broadband access – because so many of our community members are poor. Through organizing in Philadelphia, in cities nationwide, and nationally, we […]
The FCC will consider intervening in two state laws that curtail cities and communities’ choices to build their own competitive broadband networks. A majority vote in favor of this proposal could undo over 20 state laws — including one in PA — that prevent municipally built networks.