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2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill
2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill

Two leading Republicans, seeking to head off the nation's top telecom regulator, proposed legislation that would set the rules of the road for Internet traffic. Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton said Friday that they wanted to ensure that broadband providers remain neutral in allowing legal content to flow freely over their networks. It would prohibit them from blocking websites, slowing connection speeds and charging companies for faster delivery of their content. But perhaps most notably, the draft legislation addressing so-called net neutrality would not subject Internet service providers to utility-like regulation that covers telephone companies, a move the Federal...

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