Openness is the Internet's heart and nondiscrimination is its soul, and infringements on either of these features undermines the spirit and intent of net neutrality. No one should have to ask permission to innovate, and we need to retain the ability of all Internet users to communicate and compete on a level playing field, preventing the presence of fast and slow lanes that are contrary to the essence of the Internet.
Senator Markey is committed to ensuring that the Internet remains free, open, and accessible. In 2006, he was the author of the Network Neutrality Act, the first-ever net neutrality bill in the House of Representatives, which would ensure that as the Internet continues to evolve, it remains a level playing field guided by the principles of openness and competition. Senator Markey also has consistently opposed any attempts to undercut openness and innovation on the Internet.
- SENATORS URGE NEW FCC CHAIR TO REVERSE DECISION THREATENING LOW-INCOME AMERICANS’ BROADBAND ACCESS Posted on 02/10/17
- Senate Democrats Join Entrepreneurs, Advocates, Consumers in Defense of Net Neutrality Posted on 02/07/17
- Senator Markey Blasts Proposal to Dismantle the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules Posted on 01/26/17
- Responding to Senators’ Request, FCC Releases Framework for Protecting Consumers Against Harmful Zero-Rating Plans Posted on 01/11/17
- Senator Markey Statement on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Posted on 12/15/16
- Markey Decries Republican Opposition to FCC Activities Posted on 11/16/16
- Senator Markey Hails Court Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules: The Internet Remains Open for All Posted on 06/14/16