Senate creates third draft of telecom bill

The controversial telecom bill under review in the Senate is now in its third draft, and this one looks to enable consumers to complain directly to federal regulators about violations of their right to freely access content via the Internet and eliminates language that would have forced cable operators to share regional sports programming. Some Democrats feel the language does not do enough to protect so-called "Net Neutrality." The bill still contains language that aims to ease telcos' entrance into the pay-TV market with IPTV.

For more on the third draft of the telecom bill:
- check out this article in Brandweek

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