Philadelphia Magazine: Without Net Neutrality, We Can’t Trust Comcast to Do What’s Right

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 […]

Media Mobilizing Project Statement on Committee Passage of Historic Comcast Franchise Agreement

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.

#PopeInPhilly: Comcast-owned NBC Universal Pushes Technicians, Photographers to Strike

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.

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: 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.