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Aug 3, 2009
Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 (H.R. 3458). The legislation would protect Network Neutrality under the Communications Act, safeguarding the future of the open Internet and protecting Internet users from discrimination online.
The war over Net Neutrality has been fought in the last two Congresses, and with the introduction of the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 means that legislators will duke it out a third time. Should the bill pass, ISPs will not be able to “block, interfere with, discriminate against, impair, or degrade” access to any lawful content from any lawful application or device.
Nate Anderson, Ars Technica
Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced a broad Net Neutrality bill that bans Internet service providers from discriminating based on content. Among other provisions, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 would prohibit ISPs from blocking or degrading any lawful content.
Wendy Davis, MediaPost
The issue of Net Neutrality has been on the back burner in Congress recently, but with growing concern about competition in the wireless Internet market, two representatives introduced new legislation to enshrine Net Neutrality into law.
Martin H. Bosworth, Consumer Affairs
Tell Congress: Pass Net Neutrality Now
The phone and cable companies are scrambling to kill Net Neutrality so they can inspect and filter content, and overcharge you for using the Web in ways they don’t like. Over the past six months alone, these companies have hired 500 lobbyists in Washington to try to stop this bill from becoming law.
It’s up to you to tell your members of Congress to side with the public — not with the corporate lobbyists — and take a final stand for an open Internet by supporting the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 H.R. 3458.
Thru You: Two Million for Internet Freedom
August 03, 2009
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