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.
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.
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 […]
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.
On November 11th, President Barack Obama released a powerful, unambiguous statement in support of reclassifying the internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. He also noted that mobile internet – on phone and tablet, as well as computer – should be protected under Title II.
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.