House Committee Approves Net Neutrality Bill

Law360, New York (May 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved a measure that forces broadband companies to offer their competitors’ bandwidth content at the same quality as their own.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 20-13 last week to approve the bill. It is unclear, however, whether the bill can pass the House, and legislators are faced with competing so-called net neutrality bills.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-W.I., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, proposed the bill that the judiciary committee passed. The measure would stick broadband providers with an...
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