ALA urges House Energy and Commerce Committee to preserve FCC’s net neutrality decision

The American Library Association (ALA) along with the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, sent a letter (pdf) today to the members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee expressing opposition to using the Congressional Review Act or any other legislation to overturn or undermine the recent “net neutrality” decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The letter was sent prior to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology’s hearing titled “Network Neutrality and Internet Regulation: Warranted or More Economic Harm than Good?”  scheduled for today, Wednesday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m. (EST) The five FCC commissioners have been called to testify about the controversial net neutrality rules recently passed by the commission.

In related net neutrality news, yesterday the U.S. House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held their own hearing on net neutrality titled, “Ensuring Competition on the Internet: Net Neutrality and Antitrust.”

For more information on recent net neutrality-related activity, including legislation that has been introduced during the 112th Congress, please see http://www.ala.org/advocacy/telecom/netneutrality/legislativeactivity.

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