Tag Archives: Doris Matsui

ALA applauds legislation for increased Wi-Fi spectrum

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Today, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Wi-Fi Innovation Act (S.424), which would help ensure that our nation’s libraries and their communities have access to the spectrum needed to meet growing demands for wireless access. The legislation would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a feasibility study on providing additional unlicensed spectrum in the ... Read More »

ALA welcomes open internet bill

Today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling responded to today’s introduction the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014. Introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), the net neutrality bill would prohibit Internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to the traffic of online content, applications, services, or devices. Stripling is rallying librarians to support the legislation: An open ... Read More »