H.R. 3458 (111th): Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jul 31, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Edward “Ed” Markey
Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 31, 2009
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5353 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 31, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 31, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a national broadband policy, safeguard consumer rights, spur investment and innovation, and for related purposes.

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Cosponsors
27 cosponsors (27D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Communications and Technology

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7/31/2009--Introduced.
Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to set the policy of the United States regarding various aspects of the Internet, including access, consumer choice, competition, ability to use or offer content, applications, and services, discriminatory favoritism, and capacity.
Makes it the duty of each Internet access service provider to:
(1) not block, interfere with, discriminate against, impair, or degrade the ability of any person to use an Internet access service;
(2) not impose certain charges on any Internet content, service, or application provider;
(3) not prevent or obstruct a user from attaching or using any lawful device in conjunction with such service, provided the device does not harm the provider's network;
(4) offer Internet access service to any requesting person;
(5) not provide or sell to any content, application, or service provider any offering that prioritizes traffic over that of other such providers; and
(6) not install or use network features, functions, or capabilities that impede or hinder compliance with these duties.
Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promulgate related rules.
Prohibits construing this Act to prohibit an Internet access provider from engaging in reasonable network management.
Requires the FCC to: (1) promulgate rules to ensure that an Internet access service provider does not require a consumer, as a condition on the purchase of any Internet access service, to purchase any other service or offering; and (2) take certain actions, including regarding private transmission capacity services.

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