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H.R.3458 Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 08, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Communications and Technology

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 70% of users support H.R.3458

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  • H.R.3458 has been viewed 58,847 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Prohibits ISPs from discriminating against users, prioritizing the traffic of any particular content provider, or imposing certain charges on any Internet content, service, or application provider.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Prohibits ISPs from discriminating against users, prioritizing the traffic of any particular content provider, or imposing certain charges on any Internet content, service, or application provider.

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    • Public Knowledge

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    • Consumers Union

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    • Consumer Federation of America

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    • Free Press

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    • Entertainment Consumers Assocation

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Campaign for Liberty

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    • Digital Society

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    • AT&T

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    • NetCompetition.org

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    • National Cable & Telecommunications Association

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    • Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance

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    • Computer & Communications Industry Association

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    • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 14, 2009, by disabledbobcat - The problem is that in almost all areas outside of major cities, there are no other options. Where I live, it's Comcast or dial up. I'm not satisfied with my service but what can I do? The market right now does not encourage competition because providers have virtual monopolies on huge areas.

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      As noted by disabledbobcat, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 14, 2009, "The problem is that in almost all areas outside of major cities, there are no other options. Where I live, it's Comcast or dial up. I'm not satisfied with my service but what can I do? The market right now does not encourage competition because providers have virtual monopolies on huge areas."
    • On October 22, 2009, by Ak_Midnightsun - This is a Fight over whether the Government will take over the Internet plain & simle. If this passes it WILL be regulated and we will lose the internet as we know and love now forever.... If you like our internet as it is (free of rules and regulation) Tell your Local Reps! Pass the word... http://bytestyle.tv/content/action-alert-fcc-vote-net-neutrality-thursday

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      As noted by Ak_Midnightsun, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 22, 2009, "This is a Fight over whether the Government will take over the Internet plain & simle. If this passes it WILL be regulated and we will lose the internet as we know and love now forever.... If you like our internet as it is (free of rules and regulation) Tell your Local Reps! Pass the word... http://bytestyle.tv/content/action-alert-fcc-vote-net-neutrality-thursday"
    • On October 27, 2009, by kimitch - "Anything the Government does can be done hundreds of times better and more efficiently by the private sector." So I guess we should privatize our military, fire departments, police, coast guard, etc., too? Oh yeah, except then businesses will run all of it. And businesses are FOR profit (unlike the government) and are run by people who are not elected by the people of the United States of America. Yeah, I'd rather have a bunch of rich, non-elected people to run everything in my life... because at least then it won't be the big bad government (you know, those who are elected). And government is not the antithesis of freedom. That's like saying rules are the antithesis of freedom. Rules are essential to freedom (at least the kind of freedom that is good and just).

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      As noted by kimitch, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 27, 2009, ""Anything the Government does can be done hundreds of times better and more efficiently by the private sector." So I guess we should privatize our military, fire departments, police, coast guard, etc., too? Oh yeah, except then businesses will run all of it. And businesses are FOR profit (unlike the government) and are run by people who are not elected by the people of the United States of America. Yeah, I'd rather have a bunch of rich, non-elected people to run everything in my life... because at least then it won't be the big bad government (you know, those who are elected). And government is not the antithesis of freedom. That's like saying rules are the antithesis of freedom. Rules are essential to freedom (at least the kind of freedom that is good and just)."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Bill Totten's Weblog: Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet - December 29, 2010 by Bill Totten's Weblog - This writer's above-linked article had a section on HR 3458: The Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009. Introduced on July 31 2009, it would protect Net Neutrality, keeping it free and open, unless destructively amended or aborted, ...

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      As noted by Bill Totten's Weblog on December 29, 2010, "This writer's above-linked article had a section on HR 3458: The Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009. Introduced on July 31 2009, it would protect Net Neutrality, keeping it free and open, unless destructively amended or aborted, ..." (http://billtotten.blogspot.com/2010/12/under-threat-free-and-open-internet.html)
    • Bill Totten's Weblog: The Struggle for Net Neutrality - December 28, 2010 by Bill Totten's Weblog - HR 3458: The Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009. Introduced on July 31 2009, it's "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a national broadband policy, safeguard consumer rights, spur investment and innovation, ...

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      As noted by Bill Totten's Weblog on December 28, 2010, "HR 3458: The Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009. Introduced on July 31 2009, it's "To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a national broadband policy, safeguard consumer rights, spur investment and innovation, ..." (http://billtotten.blogspot.com/2010/12/struggle-for-net-neutrality.html)
    • Get Politics Alerts - Huffington Post - December 26, 2010 by Politics & Current Events Today - "He is the author of HR 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, a bill that would ensure that as the Internet continues to evolve, it remains a level playing field guided by the principles of openness and competition. ...

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      As noted by Politics & Current Events Today on December 26, 2010, ""He is the author of HR 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act, a bill that would ensure that as the Internet continues to evolve, it remains a level playing field guided by the principles of openness and competition. ..." (http://politicsandcurrenteventstoday.blogspot.com/2010/12/get-politics-alerts-huffington-post_27.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Net neutrality red herrings and how to combat them - November 09, 2009 by Reclaim the Media - First, contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor HR 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. Strong support from Congress will bolster ...

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      As noted by Reclaim the Media on November 09, 2009, " First, contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor HR 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. Strong support from Congress will bolster ... " (http://reclaimthemedia.org/broadband/cable/net_neutrality_red_herrings_an1046)
    • Net Neutrality Red Herrings, and How to Combat Them - November 04, 2009 by Daily Kos (blog) - First, contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor HR 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. Strong support from Congress will bolster ...

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      As noted by Daily Kos (blog) on November 04, 2009, " First, contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor HR 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. Strong support from Congress will bolster ... " (http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/5/799808/-Net-Neutrality-Red-Herrings,-and-How-to-Combat-Them)
    • Sign petition for net neutrality - October 26, 2009 by Bay Area Indymedia - (HR 3458) There's no doubt that the Internet has grown to be a powerful force for free speech, democratic participation and economic innovation. ...

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      As noted by Bay Area Indymedia on October 26, 2009, " (HR 3458) There's no doubt that the Internet has grown to be a powerful force for free speech, democratic participation and economic innovation. ... " (http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/10/27/18626932.php)
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