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The Hill: Markey, McCaskill join Booker’s municipal Internet bill

Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) bill meant to push back on state laws that restrict cities from building their own public Internet networks gained two Democratic co-sponsors.

Booker on Thursday formally introduced the Community Broadband Act, which forbids states or local governments from creating a “statute, regulation, or other legal requirement” the bars communities from creating their own municipal broadband network.

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) signed onto the bill meant to encourage cities to expand high-speed Internet access around the country.