S.2360 - Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006

A bill to ensure and promote a free and open Internet for all Americans. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to ensure and promote a free and open Internet for all Americans. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006 - Prohibits a network operator (an entity that owns, controls, or resells any facility that provides communications services to subscribers) from, among other things: (1) interfering with any bits, content, application, or service transmitted over the

Official Summary

Internet Non-Discrimination Act of 2006 - Prohibits a network operator (an entity that owns, controls, or resells any facility that provides communications services to subscribers) from, among other things:
(1) interfering with any bits, content, application, or service transmitted over the operator's network;
(2) discriminating in allocating bandwidth and transmitting content, applications, or services to or from a subscriber; or
(3) assessing a charge to any application or service provider not on the operator's network for the delivery of traffic to any subscriber to the operator's network. Preserves authority of network operators to:
(1) protect subscribers from adware, viruses, spam, content deemed inappropriate for minors, and other applications or service that harms the Internet experience of subscribers; and
(2) support an application or service intended to prevent such adware, viruses, content, etc. Allows an aggrieved party to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with respect to alleged network operator violations of such requirements. Provides deadlines with respect to complaint consideration and rulings. Provides violator penalties.

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