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 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.
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.
Only steps from the wide public thoroughfare where potentially millions of Catholic pilgrims and supporters will pray with Pope Francis this weekend, technicians and camera operators for NBC 10 Philadelphia, owned by the Philadelphia-based Comcast corporation, told the public they were going out on strike, after over a year at the bargaining table. Read more 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.
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!
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.