Tag Archives: FCC

Topic du jour? Access!

Things are heating up in Washington — and we’re not just talking about the temperature!  Access is the topic du jour this week!  Much is happening on a number of fronts — from Congress to the U.S. Copyright Office to the FCC with regard to access and accessibility.  Advances in technology are spurring legislative and regulatory action to ensure Internet ... Read More »

ALA supports FCC’s Third Way to preserve Internet neutrality

The American Library Association (ALA) filed comments (pdf) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the commission’s Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the Framework for Broadband Internet Service, commonly referred to as the “Third Way.”  The ALA has a strong track record of advocating for an open, or neutral, Internet.  The ALA sees the Third Way as the most appropriate ... Read More »

On a personal note…

It is difficult to step back from the political posturing that is so often associated with inside the beltway but I would like to take a moment to do so and reflect on the dedication of those who work “behind the daily scenes” of our libraries. A number of us in the Washington Office are steeped in the Federal Communications ... Read More »

ALA urges FCC to implement E-rate changes proposed in National Broadband Plan

The American Library Association (ALA)’s comments (pdf) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the E-rate program, the program that provides schools and libraries with discounts on telecommunications services, urge the FCC to implement and build upon recommendations proposed in the National Broadband Plan (NBP). The ALA wholeheartedly supports the FCC’s initiative to “maximize the utilization of broadband” and agrees “it ... Read More »