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Bill Sponsorship: Internet Freedom Act
Congressional Summary:Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proposing, promulgating, or issuing any regulations with regard to the Internet or IP-enabled services. Makes such prohibition non-applicable to regulations that are determined necessary to:
- prevent damage to U.S. national security;
- ensure public safety; or
- assist or facilitate any actions taken by federal and state law enforcement agencies.
- The Internet and all
IP-enabled services are services affecting interstate commerce; and
- such services are not subject to the jurisdiction of any State or municipal locality.
OnTheIssues Explanation: This bill opposes "net neutrality," the principle that all users should have equal access to the Internet. By disallowing FCC regulation, commercial carriers could create "tiered service" (which is the opposite of "net neutrality"). Tiered Internet service would allow, for example, faster access for companies who paid more (such as for ads).
- Topic: Technology
- Headline: End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service
- Headline 2: Sponsored bill to end net neutrality; allow tiered service
- Key for participation codes:
- Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
- Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
- Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
- Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
- Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.
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