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ALA Files Comments to FCC on Three Telecom Issues

The American Library Association (ALA) recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in relation to several key telecommunications policy issues and how they relate to America’s libraries.

  • ALA shared the perspective of the library community on deployment of broadband to public libraries. Our comments can be found at the FCC’s website. Also, several member libraries filed reply comments with the FCC to share their own perspective, and we thank them for their time. If you are interested in reading the comments of other libraries, simply search through the FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) by clicking here and searching for proceeding number “07-45.”
  • The FCC collects data on subscriptions to broadband services. In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC sought comment on how to collect better data. ALA’s response can be found here. Comments from other organizations can be found at ECFS by searching for proceeding number “07-38.”
  • Finally, regarding net neutrality, the FCC sought information on current industry practices in proceeding #07-52. ALA’s comments focused on ensuring that the Internet remains an open environment and those comments can be found here.
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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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