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 Call on FCC to Extend Net Neutrality Comment Period Posted on 08/03/17
- Senator Markey Statement on FCC Vote to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules Posted on 05/18/17
- Senator Markey Leads Democrats in Call to Protect Net Neutrality Posted on 05/09/17
- Senator Markey, Joined by Massachusetts Digital Economy Leaders, Pledges To Protect Net Neutrality Posted on 04/21/17
- Senate Democrats to President Trump: Veto Misguided Resolution That Eliminates Privacy Rules Designed to Protect Americans’ Most Sensitive Personal Information Stored on Computers or Phones – Such As Social Security Numbers, Browser History, And Precise Geo-Location – From Being Sold Without Their Knowledge or Consent Posted on 03/30/17
- Senator Markey Blasts FCC’s Pai for Compromising Consumer Data Security and Privacy Protections Posted on 02/24/17
- SENATORS URGE NEW FCC CHAIR TO REVERSE DECISION THREATENING LOW-INCOME AMERICANS’ BROADBAND ACCESS Posted on 02/10/17