H.R.1101 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure internet openness, to prohibit blocking lawful content and non-harmful devices, to prohibit throttling data, to prohibit paid prioritization, to require transparency of network management practices, to provide that broadband shall be considered to be an information service, and to prohibit the Commission or a State commission from relying on section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as a grant of authority.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 02/07/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1101 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/07/2019)
This bill prohibits a provider of broadband internet access service from taking certain actions to restrict content and requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enforce such obligations.
Specifically, the bill bars a broadband internet provider from (1) blocking lawful content, applications, or services; (2) prohibiting the use of non-harmful devices; (3) throttling lawful internet traffic; and (4) engaging in paid prioritization. Additionally, a provider is required to disclose accurate and relevant management practices, performance information, and commercial terms sufficient for consumers to make informed choices and for providers of content, applications, services, and devices to develop and market new internet offerings.
Additionally, the bill prohibits the FCC or a state commission from relying on their duty to encourage the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability as a grant of authority.