“This is the essence of the Ed Markey’s (D., Mass.) Orwellian-named Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, which would foist network neutrality on the wild and woolly Internet.”  So begins this February, 25 2008 Wall Street Journal article, entitled, Internet Wrecking Ball, discussing the bill that proposes to regulate or “ration” TCP/IP packets and internet bandwith.

Markey’s press release (here) states, in pertinent part:

The goal of this bipartisan legislation is to assure consumers, content providers, and high tech innovators that the historic, open architecture nature of the Internet will be preserved and fostered.  H.R. 5353 is designed to assess and promote Internet freedom for consumers and content providers.

The full text of the proposed bill is here.

A summary of the Act is here.