S. 2917 (109th): Internet Freedom Preservation Act

Introduced:
May 19, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on May 19, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
May 19, 2006
 
Sponsor
Olympia Snowe
Senator from Maine
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 19, 2006
Length
9 pages
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure net neutrality.

Summary

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Cosponsors
13 cosponsors (13D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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5/19/2006--Introduced.
Internet Freedom Preservation Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to establish certain Internet neutrality duties for broadband service providers (providers), including not interfering with, or discriminating against, the ability of any person to use broadband service in a lawful manner.
Allows providers to engage in activities in furtherance of certain management and business-related practices, such as protecting network security and offering consumer protection services such as parental controls.
Prohibits a provider from requiring a subscriber, as a condition on the purchase of broadband service, to purchase any cable service, telecommunications service, or IP-enabled voice service.
Requires a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to specified congressional committees on provider delivery of broadband content, applications, and services.

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