Bill Status of HB5094 100th General Assembly
Short Description: UTILITY-NET NEUTRALITY
Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. - Laura Fine
| 1/8/2019||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Telecommunications Article of the Public Utilities Act. Requires broadband providers to publicly disclose accurate information regarding network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband Internet access service sufficient for consumers to make informed choices concerning the use of the service. Restricts broadband providers from blocking lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices subject to reasonable network management practices. Restricts broadband providers from impairing or degrading Internet traffic on the basis of content, application, or service. Restricts broadband providers from engaging in paid prioritization. Restricts broadband providers from unreasonably interfering with or unreasonably disadvantaging a consumer's ability to use the service or a content provider's ability to make content available to a customer. Provides that the Attorney General may enforce a violation of the provisions as an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.