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ALA: FCC’s consideration of net neutrality principles key to preserving free Internet

The American Library Association (ALA) strongly supports Chairman Julius Genachowski’s efforts to move the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) forward in consideration of principles to protect the free and open nature of the Internet. The FCC voted unanimously today to proceed with issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking, which would add…

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FCC announces plans to adopt new net neutrality principles

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced that it intends to add two new principles – non-discrimination and transparency – to the four standing principles of network neutrality. ALA has long supported the goal of a free and open Internet, and we applaud the Chairman for his goal of developing…

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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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