Tuesday, March 27, 2018


On Thursday, January 18, 2018, I supported an order offered by Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) creating a special senate committee to consider how best to protect internet neutrality for consumers in Massachusetts. Our initiative followed on the heels of an action by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal rules for this purpose at the federal level.

Following the adoption of the order, I have been serving as the vice chair of the committee and we have been gathering information through a hearing and communication with experts in the field of internet access and fairness.

The committee issued a report with our current findings last Friday, and you can read it at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2376. We have also developed proposed legislation, which can read at the same address.

Tomorrow our committee will hold a public hearing on this proposed legislation with details as follows:

                Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

                Time: 1:30 PM

                Location: State House, Room A-1

Should you not be able to attend the hearing, the committee will accept written testimony by emailing Sarah Chase in Senator Creem’s office at sarah.chase@masenate.gov.  You may also view the hearing online at:  https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2946.