Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Bills to Restore Net Neutrality Rules Introduced

On February 3, legislation was introduced that would restore net neutrality rules struck down last month by a federal appeals court. Net Neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally, and in 2010 the FCC issued Open Internet rules that prevented broadband providers from blocking and discriminating against web content. The legislation[(H.R. 3982  Waxman (D-CA) and S. 1981 Markey (D-MA)] would restore the net neutrality rules thrown out by the court until the FCC makes a final decision on how to move forward.

NAR supports the FCC’s Open Internet rules and will support this legislation.

H.R. 3982 - Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014

S.1981 - Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014