By The Hill Staff - 10/30/09 04:30 PM EDT
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a longtime proponent of net neutrality, posted an opinion piece in The Hill's Congress Blog today.
"I strongly believe that we must enshrine basic principles of openness and fairness into the rules governing how Internet service providers operate - giving the FCC the authority to be the proverbial cop on the cyber beat, to ensuring that these principles of freedom and competition are upheld in the marketplace. In this way we can preserve the best of what the Internet is even as it continues to evolve," he wrote.
He also said Congress should ensure future administrations "do not cast aside net neutrality rules."