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Net Neutrality Bill Calls on FCC to Babysit ISPs

Net neutrality took center stage again Friday when several House members introduced a bill intended to preserve the open nature of the Web by asking the Federal Communications Commission to keep a watchful eye on Internet service providers.

The Internet Freedom Preservation Act would ban ISPs from blocking, interfering with, or discriminating against lawful applications and devices on the Internet. Those ISPs would also be banned from offering prioritized Internet access or requiring customers to sign up for service other than Internet access.

The bill does allow for "reasonable network management," though the bill calls on the FCC to define what that actually means.

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