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How fast is fast enough? Comments on FCC broadband deployment report

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Since 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been required by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act to periodically release a report assessing the country’s state of advanced telecommunications capability and to adopt measures to measure further broadband deployments. Last Friday, we submitted comments to the FCC raising two issues particularly relevant to libraries and their public missions: first, the ... Read More »

ALA appoints Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As senior fellows, they will provide strategic advice on our national policy advocacy. Jon Peha is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Department of Electrical and ... Read More »

Rep. Pallone talks net neutrality at N.J. library

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Guest post by Tonya Garcia, director of Long Branch (New Jersey) Public Library The Long Branch Public Library recently hosted a meeting with their representative, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6), to discuss net neutrality and its importance to libraries. As the most senior minority representative on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he is a strong advocate for net neutrality (the ... Read More »

ALA tells FCC: the library community needs you to protect net neutrality

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Today, the American Library Association (ALA) told federal regulators that rolling back strong, enforceable net neutrality rules that keep the internet open would hurt libraries and the communities they serve. In comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ALA reiterated the fact that 120,000 libraries depend on the open internet to carry out their missions and ensure the protection of ... Read More »

FCC extends Net Neutrality public comment period to August 30

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On Friday, the FCC announced it would extend the public comment period on its proposal to roll back a 2015 order protecting net neutrality for an additional two weeks. This phase of the process is supposed to allow for “replies” to arguments raised by other commenters. With close to 20 million comments in the public record so far, any additional ... Read More »