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A new bill was exhibited by Democratic lawmakers this week looking to "stop the creation of Internet fast lanes" – prohibiting internet service providers from charging companies for "_faster Internet service_, "according to an article published on the Hosting News website. The report indicates that this bill, brought to the table by two senators from opposite sides of the country, creates assorted conversations from multiple areas and political motivations.
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Representative Doris Matsui of California, according to the report, presented this bill which outlines that "every Internet company should be treated equally by ISPs in order to assure that all companies big and small can deliver fast and reliable content to customers." Senator Leahy was quoted in the article to say, "Americans are speaking loud and clear. They want an Internet that is a platform for free expression and innovation, where the best ideas and services can reach consumers based on merit rather than based on a financial relationship with a broadband provider."
According to the article, Representative Doris Matsui was quoted to say, "_Our country cannot afford 'pay-for-play' schemes that divide our Internet into tiers based on who has the deepest pockets. The Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act will ban paid prioritization and ensure fair competition and consumer choices online. This is essential to the growth of our economy and the health of our democracy._" The article states that a hearing has been scheduled for July in Vermont to discuss "_net neutrality_" issues.
Read more about this in the complete article and how this bill may touch you, your business, and specific individuals whose ability to journey quickly across the internet landscape may be at a much higher cost.
Written by Bryon Turcotte / June 19, 2014