The Internet Freedom Act would bar the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from any regulation of the Internet or IP-enabled services. The only exceptions are actions that will prevent damage to U.S. national security, ensure public safety, or assist and facilitate any actions taken by federal and state law enforcement agencies.
- Science, Technology, Communications
- Net neutrality
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Internet and video services
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) (pictured)
This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011 and was referred to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on February 1, 2011.
Downes, Larry. “Tech Priorities for New Congress: From Old to New” CNET News, 01/19/2011. Accessed 03/03/2011: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20028935-38.html
Text of the Bill