The GOP’s plan to legislate net neutrality is here. And Internet activists already hate it.

Congressional Republicans are circulating the draft of a long-awaited, much-rumored bill that would clarify federal regulators’ ability to enact strict rules governing broadband providers.The bill would enshrine into law key principles under net neutrality, the idea that all Web traffic should be treated equally by broadband companies. Specifically, it would prohibit Internet service providers from “speeding up or slowing down … some Internet traffic in relation to other Internet traffic over the consumer’s broadband,” according to the text, which is being circulated by the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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