Net Neutrality Bill Includes Antitrust Powers

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers have introduced another net neutrality bill in the House of Representatives, and this one is armed with antitrust enforcement powers.

The bill was introduced Thursday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) “to establish an antitrust remedy for anti-competitive and discriminatory practices by broadband service providers,” according to the press release announcing the bill.

The proposed law would require Internet service providers to operate in a “reasonable and nondiscriminatory manner” so that all content, applications and services...
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