Tag Archives: FCC

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. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC: “The American Library Association is extremely disappointed with ... Read More »

Opening the door on international copyright secrecy

To celebrate Copyright Week, the American Library Association will join a number of organizations around the world in exchanging ideas, information and actions about ways to reform copyright law. From Monday, January 13th until Saturday, January 18th, copyright experts will explore different aspects of copyright law on the District Dispatch. The guest article below comes from Laura Quilter, copyright and ... Read More »

Inside the NSA Leak with Guardian Editor

Want to hear inside information about the National Security Agency leak? Hear the “story behind-the-story” from Spencer Ackerman, national security editor for the Guardian (U.S.) newspaper at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 8:30-10:00a.m. in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 201 B. Ackerman will discuss the ways that the NSA revelations have affected the public, ... Read More »

A lull in the E-rate action?

If there is such a thing, this may be a quiet period for the ongoing E-rate proceeding that officially started in July with the FCC’s release of the E-rate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking now that the official comment periods are over. The path getting from point A (the NPRM release) to point B (an FCC order), is a long one. ... Read More »

Digital Inclusion Survey deadline extended to Nov. 22

When the ALA filed its comments with the Federal Communications Commission advocating for libraries in the E-rate program, broadband data from past ALA and University of Maryland Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) research was a centerpiece. Thanks to these studies, ALA is able to clearly show that the average library broadband is roughly on par with the average U.S. ... Read More »