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American Library Association Wants Network Neutrality

By Carrie Lowe, August 10, 2009 At last month’s American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, I served on a Sunday morning panel presentation on the topic of Network Neutrality. On that day, there was no Network Neutrality legislation in Congress (like there is today, thanks to Reps. Markey and…

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NTIA/RUS/FCC Holds Informational Meeting on Broadband Stimulus Funding

Today at a public meeting members of the Commerce Department, Department of Agriculture, and Federal Communications Commission gave updates to the $7.2 billion broadband funding provisions of the ARRA. They reiterated the purpose of the broadband funding: to close the broadband gap in America, to stimulate investment, to create jobs,…

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ALA Joins FCC Comments Against Content Filtering

The American Library Association, in conjunction with the Center for Democracy and Technology, Media Access Project, and 18 other public interest and industry organizations, have filed joint comments with the FCC urging the Commission to abandon its proposed content filtering mandate for the AWS-3 network. The commentors identified several constitutional…

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Statement from ALA President Loriene Roy on Net Neutrality

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling upon the FCC to carefully consider the possible effects of regulating the Internet. ALA implores the FCC to ensure that producers and consumers of information are able to access and provide…

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