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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 to the Global Economy) Act would include encouraging global “dig once” policies, spectrum re-use and promoting various Internet values like lower costs, a free and open ‘net and nondiscriminatory access.