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  • New York Times: New CRS report issued by Ed’s office details need to increase safety @ hazardous chem. storage facilities across US.

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted a broad expansion and overhaul of its program to bring high-speed Internet into schools and libraries, a move that will also add to the fees tacked on to the phone bills of Americans each month. The E-Rate program, part of the Universal Service Fund, will grow […] 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. More »

  • CNET: FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is on a mission to hook up schools with faster Internet. Wheeler on Monday laid out a plan to increase the so-called E-Rate fee on phone bills — a longtime program that funds Internet access to schools and libraries — by 16 cents a month, or just under $2 […] 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 »

  • Boston Globe: Markey wins first full Senate term

    Democrat Edward J. Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the US Senate representing Massachusetts. Markey defeated Republican challenger Brian Herr Tuesday, according to an Associated Press projection that came just as polls closed. Markey, a US representative for 37 years, had won a special election to step up to the upper […] More »

  • Scenes from the Trail: GOTV Weekend Continues

    On a snowy Sunday, November 2nd, Ed continued on the GOTV campaign trail with stops in Worcester and Lowell. The historic Boulevard Diner in Worcester provided a welcome opportunity to come in from the cold, and volunteers in Lowell were geared up to get out on the streets and knock on doors for Massachusetts Democrats! […] More »

  • Major Massachusetts Newspapers Endorse Ed for United States Senate

    Endorsements cite Ed’s “independence”, commitment to “issues that matter” and advocacy that is “well-matched to the Massachusetts economy” Medford, Massachusetts – The Boston Globe, Springfield Republican, MetroWest Daily News, Patriot Ledger, Brockton Enterprise, Berkshire Eagle, El Planeta and Northampton Gazette all have endorsed Ed Markey for re-election to the United States Senate. From the Boston […] More »

  • Scenes from the Trail: Ed Kicks Off GOTV Weekend!

    On Saturday, Nov. 1st, Ed kicked off the Massdems GOTV weekend with visits to Fall River, New Bedford, Quincy and Boston. Despite the gloomy weather, volunteers were fired up to knock on doors and spread the message to their friends and neighbors about why it’s so important to support our great Democratic candidates up and […] More »

  • Berkshire Eagle: Our opinion: Markey is a quietly effective force for state

    “…Mr. Markey has been the same steady workhorse he was during his long tenure in the House of Representatives. Over the years he has built up expertise in a variety of areas, among them telecommunications, the environment and the energy industry, which makes him valuable in a Washington, D.C. that is long on blowhards and […] More »

  • Northampton Gazette: Markey for U.S. Senate

    After 37 years in the House of Representatives, Democrat Edward J. Markey won a special election last year to fill the Senate seat vacated when John F. Kerry resigned to become secretary of state. Markey now seeks re-election to a full six-year term against Republican challenger Brian J. Herr. While Markey does not get the […] More »