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New Legislation Emerges To Keep Internet Competitive

Law360 (May 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Over concerns of protecting competition on the Internet, two proposed bills will be considered this week to block phone companies and cable providers from charging Internet sites more for faster content delivery.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-W.I., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, proposed a net neutrality bill Thursday that would stick broadband providers with an antitrust fine if they charged different customers with different fees while sending the same digital content over broadband lines.

Echoing Sensenbrenner’s action, Sens. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., also...
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