H.R. 4682: Open Internet Preservation Act

Author's Summary:  To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure internet openness, to prohibit blocking of lawful content, applications, services, and non-harmful devices, to prohibit impairment or degradation of lawful internet traffic, to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission and to preempt State law with respect to internet openness obligations, to provide that broadband internet access service shall be considered to be an information service, and for other purposes.

IB Summary:  This is Republicans' answer to protecting internet freedom post-net neutrality with "light-touch regulation" and "bright-line protections" for consumers. As of 12/20/17, details are scant.

Status:   Introduced in House on 12/19/2017.

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr4682