Democrats Introduce Net Neutrality Bill

Posted: February 3, 2014 by AKA John Galt in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Variety:

House and Senate Democrats introduced Net neutrality legislation designed to preserve FCC anti-discrimination rules that were struck down by a D.C. appellate court last month.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced the Open Internet Preservation Act and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a companion bill in the Senate. The authors said that the legislation would restore the FCC’s rules until it has a chance to take new action to establish Net neutrality provisions that will pass legal muster.

“Our bill very simply ensures that consumers can continue to access the content and applications of their choosing online,” Waxman said in a statement. “The FCC can and must quickly exercise the authorities the D.C. Circuit recognized to reinstate the Open Internet rules.”

The legislation has 12 co-sponsors. But it faces an uncertain future in the House, where the Republican leaders have been critical of the FCC’s rules…

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