House Hearing on Net Neutrality

Tomorrow at 2:00pm, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled Net Neutrality and Free Speech on the Internet” in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. A live webcast will be available. The Witness List is not yet available, but should be posted to the Judiciary Committee website later today.

As reported in the February Edition of the AALL Washington E-bulletin, AALL supports legislative efforts that assure the continuation of an open and non-discriminatory Internet where all providers and users of information have equitable access to the diverse content and innovations of the Internet. Two recently introduced bills would affirm this principle in law and would prevent network operators from discriminating against certain types of Internet traffic. In January, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (S.215) which amends the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure net neutrality. On February 12, Rep. Edward Markey (D-7-MA) introduced a House version of the bill (H.R. 5353).

AALL is a member of the Coalition, which bands individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses and bloggers together to support net neutrality.

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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