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.

The Story of Willard Elementary: A Community School in Kensington

Today, Media Mobilizing Project, announces part 5 in the Revival from the Roots Series.  The series follows myriad Philadelphia School District students, parents and caregivers, staff, and teachers, along with Helen Gym, Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Education, and Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, as they tour Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Schools.  This […]

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.