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2018 SESSION

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SB 948 Net neutrality; an entity engaged in provision of broadband Internet access services.

Introduced by: Jennifer T. Wexton | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Net neutrality. Provides that an entity engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service in the Commonwealth shall not (i) block lawful content, applications, services, or nonharmful devices, subject to reasonable network management; (ii) impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of Internet content, application, or service, or use of a nonharmful device, subject to reasonable network management; (iii) engage in paid prioritization; or (iv) unreasonably interfere with or unreasonably disadvantage (a) end users' ability to select, access, and use broadband Internet access service or the lawful Internet content, applications, services, or devices of their choice or (b) edge providers' ability to make lawful content, applications, services, or devices available to end users.

The bill also provides that except as provided in certain limited circumstances, a provider shall not knowingly disclose certain personally identifiable information concerning a consumer of the Internet service provider.


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