Network Neutrality Bills Pending in Congress

Bill No.

Sponsor

Summary

Status

HR 5252

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)

Require FCC to ensure fair access to networks for content providers.

Passed by House 321-101 on 6/8.

HR 5273

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA)

Prohibit network owners from offering premium transmission services.

Rejected as an amendment to HR 5252 by voice vote in House on 6/8.

HR 5417

Rep. J. Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Prohibit surcharges for enhanced services.

Approved by Judiciary Committee on 5/25.

S 2360

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Regulate rates for broadband transmissions.

Referred to Commerce, Science and Transportation on 3/2.

S 2917

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Prohibit differential service tiers and require rates to be "reasonable."

Referred to Commerce, Science and Transportation on 5/19.

S 2686

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)

Require annual report from FCC on the "free flow of information over the public Internet."

Marked up in Commerce, Science and Transportation on 6/13.