Library and Education Internet Freedom

Higher Education, Library Groups Urge FCC Chair to Uphold Net Neutrality Principles

 

March 30, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) -- Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai articulating a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of any review of the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order. The groups believe strong, enforceable network neutrality protections are essential to protecting freedom of speech, educational achievement, and economic growth.

The organizations endorsing these principles are:

  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA)
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Sacramento Public Library

The full text of the letters and the principles are posted here. 

Please contact Ellen Satterwhite, esatterwhite@glenechogroup.com for more information. 

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Higher Education, Library Groups Urge FCC…

March 30, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) -- Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai articulating a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of any review of the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order. The groups believe strong, enforceable network neutrality protections are essential to protecting freedom of speech, educational achievement, and economic growth. The organizations endorsing these principles are: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) American Council on Education (ACE) American Library Association (ALA) Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) EDUCAUSE Modern Language Association (MLA) Sacramento Public Library

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