US Senate

Sens Capito, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Measure the Economic Impact of Broadband on US Economy

Sens Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus, have introduced bipartisan legislation to measure the economic impact of broadband on the US economy.

Sens Markey, Blumenthal Lead Group of 12 Sens in Urging FCC to Protect E-Rate Program

Sens Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a group of twelve Senators in urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the E-Rate Program.

Sen King Leads Letter Calling on FCC to Protect Broadband Funding for Rural Healthcare Clinics

Sen Angus King (I-ME) led five of his colleagues, including Sen Susan Collins (R-ME), in sending a bipartisan letter calling on the Federal Communications Commission to work to avoid cuts or spending reductions to the Rural Health Care (RHC) Progr

Sen Markey Criticizes Efforts to Undo Broadband Privacy Rules

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) released the following statement about efforts to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules by utilizing the Congressional Review Act: "Big broadband companies want to mine and sell consumers’ most s

48 Sens Sign Letter to Urge Trump to Include Broadband in Any Infrastructure Initiative

Sens Angus King (I-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), John Boozman (R-AR), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus, led 48 senators in urging President Donald Trump to include broadband in any i

Sen Franken Presses New FCC Chairman Pai to Protect Net Neutrality

Sen Al Franken (D-MN) put the pressure on new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to join the fight to preserve network neutrality, the long-standing principle that the internet is and must remain an open and level playing field fo

Inspired by Hatch HS Student, Sen Udall Calls on FCC to Make Wi-Fi Available on School Buses

Sen Tom Udall (D-NM) called on the Federal Communications Commission to do more to ensure all students in New Mexico and across the country have equal access to the Internet for educational and economic opportunity.

Senators Launch Broadband Caucus to Bridge the Digital Divide

Sens Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and John Boozman (R-AR) are joining together to launch the Senate Broadband Caucus.

Sen Leahy Introduces Historic Bill To Ban NSA’s Dragnet Collection Of Americans’ Electronic Communications

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation that would restore Americans’ privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and accounta

Thousands Use Sen Sanders Senate Website to Protest FCC Plan on Net-Neutrality

As part of a torrent of criticism pouring into the Federal Communications Commission, Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivered to the FCC nearly 19,000 comments from consumers demanding a free and open Internet.