Tag Archives: Educause

Add your voice to FCC public comment on network neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has heard from more than 1 million commenters on proposed rulemaking to Protect and Promote the Open Internet, including from the American Library Association (ALA), Association for College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). But it’s not too late to add your ... Read More »

Higher education, library groups release net neutrality principles

Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect the openness of the Internet. The groups believe network neutrality protections are essential to protecting freedom of speech, educational achievement, and economic growth. ... Read More »

Game on (redux) for network neutrality

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on ensuring the Open Internet. This marks (another) beginning in our work to advocate for enforceable rules that protect equitable access to online information. The American Library Association will actively engage–with our members, with our library allies, with the FCC and with Congress, if needed–in this ... Read More »

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) Open Internet Order. Not only were we speaking to the important principles of network neutrality, but we successfully argued to ... Read More »

Spring Break in Washington

Once again, we participated in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program of the School of Information (SI) at the University of Michigan. Each year, dozens of SI students make their way to Washington, D.C. to spend a week at an organization focused on information-related fields. In addition to ALA, SI students are hosted by other advocacy groups such as EDUCAUSE ... Read More »