House, Senate Dems Propose Net Neutrality Bills

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 6:22 PM EST) -- Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation Monday to temporarily restore the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, which the D.C. Circuit struck down early last month.

Companion bills in the House and Senate would temporarily reinstate the rules — which prohibit broadband providers from blocking lawful online content or discriminating in their handling of network traffic — until the FCC could craft longer-term regulations that comply with the recent court ruling.

That ruling, handed down on Jan. 14, affirmed the FCC’s general authority to police Internet service providers...
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