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.
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.
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.
In April, Media Mobilizing Project launched the CAP Comcast Campaign — focused on helping everyday Philadelphians secure what we need from Comcast and the City while they negotiate their next franchise, allowing Comcast to sell cable services in Philly for another 15 years. We’ve heard from literally thousands of Philadelphians who want affordable rates for […]
Large telecommunications companies like Comcast make millions in profits with little incentive to respond to the public interest. Telecommunications law professor Susan Crawford says decades of increased monopoly power and deregulation are to blame, bringing us into a new “Gilded Age”.
We struggle to pay for cable and internet. But Comcast makes millions in Philadelphia. With a big renegotiation of Comcast’s ‘franchise’ deal to sell cable, Philly has a rare chance to change that. Let’s make sure Comcast pays its fair share.
Washington Post journalist Cecilia Kang dives deep into the digital divide in Philadelphia with this front-page story, featuring Media Mobilizing Project’s CAP Comcast Campaign (http://www.capcomcast.org), student leaders at Constitution High, and parent activists at Action United all telling Comcast to respect our communities.