little green footballs

Nebraska Bill to Reintroduce Net Neutrality in State

Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 4:45:30 am

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a bill Friday to restore rules preventing internet service providers from slowing your ability to binge television shows on Netflix or blocking search engines that aren't Google.

The “Internet Neutrality Act” (LB856), introduced by Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln [D], would restore the federal rules at the state level, prohibiting broadband internet service providers from “limiting or restricting access to web sites, applications, or content.”

“For me, this is an economic development and consumer protection bill,” Morfeld said. “The internet drives the economy now and it’s critical people have open and fair access to the internet.” (more at the Lincoln Journal-Star)

Just a bit west of my home.