Boston Globe Editorial: Congress should let cities provide their own Internet

PRESIDENT OBAMA made it a point to highlight the importance of providing high-speed Internet access to all Americans in his State of the Union address last week. No one disagrees with the sentiment. The method he proposed, however — removing legislative barriers that prevent some cities and towns from creating their own Internet networks — […] More »

Malden Observer: Markey sworn-into Senate

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) was sworn in to the 114th Congress by Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 6. Senator Markey was joined by his wife, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, who held the Aitken’s Bible Endorsed by Congress for the oath of office. Senator Markey was elected for his first full-term to the United States […] More »

The Hill: Senate Dems want lower FHA loan fees

A group of 18 senators urged Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro to lower the fees on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. “As any business knows, just as a price that is set too high will lead to less profit, not more, lowering the premium on qualified borrowers may actually produce greater revenue and […] More »

The Hill: Markey demands info on cellphone spying

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Monday pressed the Justice Department for more information on a program that collects Americans’ cellphone data using airplanes equipped with technology that mimics cellular towers. Markey said the program revealed by The Wall Street Journal last week raises important privacy concerns. “The sweeping nature of this program and the likely […] More »

Boston Globe: Obama backs equal access to Internet

President Obama waded forcefully into the intense debate about the future of the Internet on Monday, saying the federal government should prevent broadband companies from dictating access to the Web by, for example, charging content-makers higher fees for faster delivery to customers. In a long-anticipated statement, Obama staked out an aggressive position in favor of […] More »

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