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ALA files comments to FCC on Commission’s Future of the Media Project

ALA yesterday filed comments (pdf) with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to a Public Notice on the future of media and information needs of communities in a digital age.  In late January 2010 the FCC launched an examination of the current and future issues relating to the ability…

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Library, higher education groups call on FCC to adopt net neutrality principles

Eleven library and higher education-related institutions and organizations today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski in support of preserving an open Internet. The groups assert that the Internet faces major threats as a result of deregulation. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have strong incentives to degrade…

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ALA supports FCC’s proposals to codify net neutrality principles, preserve open Internet

The American Library Association (ALA) supports the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to maintain an open Internet by codifying the principles of network neutrality, including two new principles recently introduced by Chairman Julius Genachowski. The ALA affirmed its support for all six principles in its filing to the FCC in…


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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