Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Markey, Longtime Supporter of Net Neutrality and Consumer Privacy

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., started fighting for net neutrality before many in Washington even knew what it was. In 2006, he authored the first Network Neutrality Act, which died in Congress. He sponsored the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, a piece of net neutrality legislation that never made it past the House Energy and […] More »

Multichannel News: Markey Introduces Bill To Boost Broadband in Developing World

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill to boost Obama Administration era Global Connect initiative, including through additional funding for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and with the goal of boosting access to broadband in developing countries. The DIGITAL AGE (Driving Innovation and Growth in Internet Technology And Launching Universal Access […] More »

The Hill: Senators introduce bill to crack down on certain robocalls

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at cracking down on robocalls from government contractors. The bill, dubbed the Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls (HANGUP) Act, would remove loopholes that exempt government contractors and federal debt collectors from robocall regulation, the lawmakers said. “When Congress passed […] More »

WBUR: Markey Fights Back After FCC Moves To Block Online Privacy Rules

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey is fighting back after the new head of the Federal Communications Commission vowed to block rules that would have gone into effect this week to protect online privacy. The rules, put forth last fall under the Obama administration, require internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to get […] More »

Detroit Free Press: Reports of rolling back m.p.g. standards draw criticism

WASHINGTON — Democratic U.S. senators and environmental groups today blasted plans said to be in the works to roll back tougher fuel-use standards for American vehicles, arguing that they will return automakers to pre-recession policies that led to the near-collapse of the domestic industry. Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Tom Carper of Delaware and Jeff […] More »

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