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ALA, ARL and EDUCAUSE re-engage FCC on network neutrality

One of my first projects when I joined the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy was to work with colleagues in the Office of Government Relations to advocate around the development of what would become the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)

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Library groups vocal on protecting net neutrality

This week, businesses, information providers and civil liberties groups decried the federal court ruling to strike down net neutrality, the principle that prohibited internet service providers from blocking web traffic, giving preferential treatment to certain Internet services or applications, and

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ALA “extremely disappointed” with net neutrality ruling

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority by prohibiting Internet providers from blocking Internet traffic. Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S.

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Ask your senators to support privacy amendments in cybersecurity bill

UPDATE, 8/2/2012: This morning the U.S. Senate took a cloture vote to end debate on S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The vote was recorded as 52-46 meaning there was not the 60 votes necessary to advance the bill. This

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From the “couldn’t have said it much better” file…

Last week ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) intern Lauren Vilbert and I attended the National Journal Policy Briefing: Technology 2012 and Beyond featuring two panels of telecommunications and technology experts discussing issues ranging from broadband and innovation policy

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Posted in Digital Divide, E-Rate, Intellectual Freedom, Network Neutrality, OITP, Open Access, Telecommunications

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