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.
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 […]
Verizon made us a promise to bring the choice of faster, stronger technology to Philadelphia and every one of its residents. But we know communities are being left out and offline as Verizon breaks it’s promise to Philly. Help us make sure City Council hears from communities who want to get the access we were promised. Sign the petition now.
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.
This is it. Our last chance in 15 years to make Comcast pay its fair share in Philly and respect the hometown consumers who have made it one of the most profitable companies in America. Make sure you come out and speak out November 12th. Find the official signup sheet to testify here!
On October 29th, City Council introduced a bill outlining the initial details agreed to by the City of Philadelphia and Comcast, in their next 15-year communications franchise. Our statement on that introduction is here.
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.
MMP has followed the campaign trail, documenting candidate forums to help Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians make their decision at the polls. Find here video footage from Mayor and City Council Candidates at the Working Families Candidate Forum and the Neighborhood Networks Judges Forum for the Supreme Court of PA.
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!