Ed Markey


Markey Eyes Internet Freedom For Third Straight Year

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is once again trying his hand at passing a net neutrality bill. Markey late last week introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009, the third such proposed bill Markey has sponsored in as many years. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., co-sponsored the bill. Like its predecessors, this version of the act would […]

Roundtable: FCC 700MHz D Block Auction

“[T]he time has come to give back a little by helping the first responder community do its job better and more efficiently. … I believe that all of those who make money in wireless should look at the needs of the first responder community and find a way to make it happen.” — Independent wireless […]

Net Neutrality Redux: Markey Approaches the Issue from a New Angle

Rep. Ed Markey has a new take on how to approach net neutrality. The Massachusetts Democrat has proposed simply this: porting nondiscrimination philosophies from Title II of the 1934 Communications Act to Title I, where they would apply to broadband. The four amendments in the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 echo the FCCs broadband […]

Markey Revives Net Neutrality Debate

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., revived the net neutrality debate on Wednesday when he introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. The bill appeared the day after Comcast Corp. filed comments with the FCC defending its need to manage its network however it chooses. Comcast faces criticism for apparently slowing P2P content such as that from Vuze, […]

FCC Rejects Controversial Verizon Forbearance Petition

The FCC late Tuesday afternoon voted 5-0 to reject Verizon Communications Inc.s forbearance petition for deregulation in six of its northeast markets. If the request had been granted, Verizon would have been able to charge competitors higher prices to access its networks. Congressman Ed Markey, D-Mass., announced the rejection. Markey heads the House telecommunications subcommittee […]

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