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H.R. 4682: Open Internet Preservation Act

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A new bill would allow a never-before-permitted feature on the internet: “paid prioritization,” in which service providers could make some websites faster if they’re paid to do so.

What is net neutrality?

For years, a government principle called “net neutrality” had allowed the internet to flourish in a way that television and radio never matched. Essentially, it required 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 prohibitively expensive to access, or even ...

Sponsor and status

Marsha Blackburn

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Length: 7 pages

Dec 19, 2017


Introduced on Dec 19, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 19, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Dec 19, 2017

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H.R. 4682 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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