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Short Titles as Introduced

Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that prohibit certain preferential treatment or prioritization of Internet traffic.

Actions Overview (1)

06/17/2014Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

09/17/2014Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-845.
06/17/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3721)
Action By: Senate
06/17/2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3720-3721)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 06/17/2014
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 06/17/2014
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 06/18/2014
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 06/19/2014

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation06/17/2014 Referred to
Senate Judiciary09/17/2014 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (06/17/2014)

Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promulgate regulations that prohibit broadband providers, in transmitting network traffic over the broadband Internet access service of an end user, from: (1) entering an agreement with an edge provider (a provider of Internet content, applications, services, or access devices) to give preferential treatment or priority to the traffic of such edge provider in exchange for consideration (commonly referred to as "paid prioritization"); and (2) giving preferential treatment or priority to content, applications, services, or devices that are provided or operated by such broadband provider or an affiliate of such broadband provider.

Prohibits this Act from superseding any obligation or authorization of a broadband provider to address the needs of emergency communications, law enforcement, public safety, or national security authorities.

Sets forth enforcement authority under the Communications Act of 1934, with modified forfeiture standards.