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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Special Senate Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection

Date Time Topic Location Status Bills
2/6/2018 11:00 AM The Senate Special Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection has been formed to coordinate a policy in response to the federal government’s decision to repeal rules on net neutrality. The elimination of these regulatory safeguards removes important consumer protections for all internet users. A Committee hearing will be held on February 6, at 11:00 am, in Room 428 of the State House, with testimony by invitation only. Presenters include the Attorney General and other government officials, consumer advocacy groups and industry representatives. __________________________________________ Hearing Speakers Final List 2/6/2018 __________________________________________ Name, Organization, Category __________________________________________ Senator Markey, Federal Senator, Government __________________________________________ Senator Warren, Federal Senator, Government __________________________________________ Dennis McDermitt, EOTSS - Chief Security Officer/ Chief Technology Officer, Government __________________________________________ AG Healey, MA Attorney General, Government __________________________________________ Professor David Choffnes, Northeastern University, Higher Ed __________________________________________ Professor Daniel Lyons, Boston College Law School, Higher Ed __________________________________________ Ari Glantz, New England Venture Capital Association, Tech __________________________________________ Matt Wood, Free Press, Advocacy __________________________________________ Gerry Keegan, CTIA – U.S. wireless communications industry association, ISP Trade Group __________________________________________ Sarah Morris, Open Technology Institute, Advocacy __________________________________________ Tim Wilkerson, New England Cable & Telecommunications Association, ISP Trade Group __________________________________________ Matt Brill, New England Cable & Telecommunications Association, ISP Trade Group __________________________________________ Kade Crockford, ACLU of MA, Advocacy __________________________________________ Room 428 Completed
3/28/2018 1:30 PM The Senate Special Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on its report, including proposed legislation. Any person who wishes to provide feedback on the report, or proposed legislation, may testify. Oral testimony should be brief, highlighting key points and opening a discussion with the Committee. Written testimony will be accepted for more detailed explanations. A-1 Completed