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FCC’s net neutrality order protects libraries as ‘consumers,’ lacks strong protections for library services to the public

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE say the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) passage of its network (net) neutrality order today is a first step toward restoring an open Internet but does not go far enough to ensure community anchor institutions’ content and services…

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Library, higher education groups’ net neutrality concerns championed by U.S. Reps. Matsui, Markey and Eshoo

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE say U.S. Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-5), Edward Markey (MA-7) and Anna Eshoo (CA-14) are championing the concerns of anchor institutions by calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure its upcoming order on network (net) neutrality…

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FCC announces application rules for E-rate pilot program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice detailing the pilot program that was included in the Sixth Report and Order on the E-rate program, released by the Commission at the end of September. The pilot program, E-rate Deployed Ubiquitously 2011 (EDU2011) will look at the benefits and challenges of off-premise…

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ALA seeks clarification while awaiting guidance from FCC on future E-rate changes

Since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the Sixth Report & Order on the E-rate program at the end of September, the library community has closely reviewed it to understand the specific changes made to the program, how they will be implemented, and their overall impact on program applicants.  Because…

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