Network Neutrality

ALA welcomes President Obama’s strong affirmation of net neutrality

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Yesterday President Barack Obama re-affirmed his commitment to network neutrality principles and to the strongest rules to protect the open internet. The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes his statement and outline of principles that echo those of public comments filed by the ALA and a coalition of library and higher education organizations this year. “The ALA heartily agrees with the ... Read More »

Network Neutrality update

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About eight months and 4 million comments after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on preserving and protecting the Open Internet, a decision could come as soon as the December 11th FCC open meeting. The American Library Association (ALA) and a host of higher education and library colleagues have been engaged in this conversation throughout, ... Read More »

ALA voice to join FCC Open Internet roundtable

John Windhausen, network neutrality counsel to the American Library Association (ALA) and president of Telepoly Consulting, will represent libraries and higher education institutions Tuesday as a panelist for an Open Internet roundtable discussion hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Windhausen will advocate for strong net neutrality principles during the panel “Construction of Legally Sustainable Rules” of the roundtable “Internet ... Read More »

FCC highlights library proposal in net neutrality article

In a blog post published yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Wireline Competition Bureau Chief Julie Veach recognizes net neutrality proposals submitted by the American Library Association (ALA) and a coalition of library, college and university organizations. The coalition called on the federal agency to adopt strong, enforceable net neutrality rules and set the bar higher than the “commercially ... Read More »

Advocating for stronger network neutrality protections

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a letter (pdf) to adopt strong, enforceable net neutrality rules essential to preserving freedom of speech, educational achievement and economic growth online. In the letter to the FCC, the organizations call for the FCC to set the bar higher ... Read More »