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S.74 Internet Freedom, Broadband Promotion, and Consumer Protection Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 25, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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  • 4% of users oppose S.74

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    4% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.74.
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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Would add net neutrality principles to the Communications Act in order to preserve openness and prevent discrimination on the internet. It would prohibit broadband internet service providers from interfering with users' ability to use or offer any legal content, applications or services. It would also make it illegals for an ISP to prioritize the traffic of any particular content provider or offer "tiered" access that provides faster speeds for users who pay mopper for the same service.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Would add net neutrality principles to the Communications Act in order to preserve openness and prevent discrimination on the internet. It would prohibit broadband internet service providers from interfering with users' ability to use or offer any legal content, applications or services. It would also make it illegals for an ISP to prioritize the traffic of any particular content provider or offer "tiered" access that provides faster speeds for users who pay mopper for the same service.

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    • Consumers Union

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    • American Library Association

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    • Open Source Democracy Foundation

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 12, 2011, by PDG - I like this bill. I read it and fully approve.

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      As noted by PDG, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 12, 2011, "I like this bill. I read it and fully approve."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • High Risk Protection Act (2007; 110th Congress S. 74) - GovTrack.us - April 03, 2012 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - Jan 04, 2007. S. 74 (110th). A bill to ensure adequate funding for high-threat areas, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on April 03, 2012, "Jan 04, 2007. S. 74 (110th). A bill to ensure adequate funding for high-threat areas, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s74&sa=U&ei=VkHwT9DcJvKO2QXiqunQCg&ved=0CCoQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNGBWW_C-YFnXxp-5K9nnj632sU37A)
    • High Risk Protection Act (2007; 110th Congress S. 74) - GovTrack.us - April 03, 2012 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - Jan 04, 2007. S. 74 (110th). A bill to ensure adequate funding for high-threat areas, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on April 03, 2012, "Jan 04, 2007. S. 74 (110th). A bill to ensure adequate funding for high-threat areas, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s74&sa=U&ei=o2jtT-b9PKS62wWFrvWDAg&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHIXG4ziurg2Koyr3Zi3umiy-o-zQ)
    • High Risk Protection Act (2007; 110th Congress S. 74) - GovTrack.us - April 03, 2012 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - Jan 04, 2007. S. 74 (110th). A bill to ensure adequate funding for high-threat areas, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on April 03, 2012, "Jan 04, 2007. S. 74 (110th). A bill to ensure adequate funding for high-threat areas, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s74&sa=U&ei=GsbrT8udMqTm2QXw-uWWAQ&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGAbWTU7fT_pXsjTeaOL6uY4C6H0g)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Youth detained over abusive Twitter messages received by Tom Daley when he failed to win a medal issued with harassment warning - July 31, 2012 by Daily Mail - It was short of their podium aim after they claimed a bronze medal in the same company at the World Cup in February before ending Britain's 74-year wait for a European female champion two months ago.

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      As noted by Daily Mail on July 31, 2012, "It was short of their podium aim after they claimed a bronze medal in the same company at the World Cup in February before ending Britain's 74-year wait for a European female champion two months ago." (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181068/Tom-Daley-Rileyy69-arrested-hate-Tweets-sent-Olympic-diver.html)
    • Parker leads US women, still wants to play better - July 31, 2012 by ESPN - Also Monday, China routed Croatia 83-58, Russia beat Brazil 69-59 and Canada edged Britain 73-65. The biggest surprise of the day was France's 74-70 overtime victory against Australia. It was the first loss by the Aussies to anyone other than ...

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      As noted by ESPN on July 31, 2012, "Also Monday, China routed Croatia 83-58, Russia beat Brazil 69-59 and Canada edged Britain 73-65. The biggest surprise of the day was France's 74-70 overtime victory against Australia. It was the first loss by the Aussies to anyone other than ..." (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8215905)
    • Wahoo native Sohl regroups, takes lead at Nebraska Amateur - July 28, 2012 by ESPN - Klooz, who had the day’s low round of 67, eagled the par-5 ninth and had five birdies. Nietfeldt’s 74 included a pair of double bogeys on par-4s. He needed birdies on his final two holes to return to 3 under. Two-time defending champion Andy ...

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      As noted by ESPN on July 28, 2012, "Klooz, who had the day’s low round of 67, eagled the par-5 ninth and had five birdies. Nietfeldt’s 74 included a pair of double bogeys on par-4s. He needed birdies on his final two holes to return to 3 under. Two-time defending champion Andy ..." (http://proxy.espn.go.com/ncb/local/link?id=4376892)
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