Two House of Representatives members, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have unveiled a new Net neutrality bill, the Internet Freedom and Non-discrimination Act. This latest piece of Net neutrality legislation follows a similar bill the two legislators put forward in 2006. That one failed, but Net neutrality has since come back into the spotlight as a result of Comcast's traffic-shaping controversy. The new bill puts service providers in the line of fire for anti-trust enforcement action if they fail to operate their network in a reasonable and non-discriminatory manner, treating all content and traffic the same, as well as interconnecting with other service providers in a similar manner.
- read this IDG wire story at The New York Times