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H.R. 4585 (115th): Save Net Neutrality Act of 2017

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America is potentially mere days away from the government implementing one of the biggest changes to the internet in its history. A new bill called the Save Net Neutrality Act would maintain the status quo.

What is net neutrality?

For years, a government principle called “net neutrality” has allowed the internet to flourish in a way that television and radio never matched. Essentially, it requires that all internet service providers — such as Comcast, Verizon, AT&T;, and Time Warner — treat all internet traffic equally.

No websites could be slowed down, made ...

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Sean Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Dec 7, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Dec 7, 2017

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H.R. 4585 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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