Sen. Markey: Feb. 26 to Be Internet Innovation Freedom Day

Title II fan Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) got together with net neutrality activists to celebrate the anticipated FCC vote to reclassify Internet access as a telecommunications service under some common-carrier regulations and warned that ISPs and others would pull out all the stops to discredit that effort.

In a conference call with reporters, Markey praised Free Press, former FCC chairman Michael Copps, Public Knowledge and others with being digital Paul Reveres: "You have called us to arms, you have sounded the alarm. You have taken to the 'Net and to the streets in order to advocate for this new set of rules being put on the books."

Markey said that not only was this revolution televised, but it was "streamed and tweeted and snapped and shared around the world."

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.