Internet Freedom, Broadband Promotion, and Consumer Protection Act of 2011

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Internet Freedom, Broadband Promotion, and Consumer Protection Act of 2011

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This bill was introduced January 25, 2011. It amends part of the Communications Act of 1934. Since the internet did not exist then, this bill adds net neutrality provisions to the law.

Net neutrality is a principle that allows internet users to utilize the internet without restrictions from internet service providers or the government. This bill proposes net neutrality provisions by not allowing broadband internet service providers to interfere with their user's internet content, interfere with network competition, etc. 

In short, for those concerned with internet freedoms, this bill would protect users from being censored by their service provider. For a more detailed summary, go here

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January 25, 2011

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Senator Maria Cantwell, " Internet Freedom, Broadband Promotion, and Consumer Protection Act of 2011," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #178, https://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/178 (accessed October 23, 2021).