Comments on Net Neutrality

July 10, 2014 at 9:32 am | Posted in Advocacy and Gov't Relations | 1 Comment

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding network neutrality this week.  In them, the organizations reaffirmed their support of net neutrality and opposition to specific proposals such as “paid prioritization,” which would allow groups to pay for faster access.  The organizations also urged the FTC to reclassify broadband services under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, which would prevent deliberate discrimination by carriers.

You can read the full text of the comments by going to Comments from Library Organizations Regarding Net Neutrailty .  You can find more information about net neutrality, as well as a legislative history, by going to the ALA’s Network Neutrality page.

[Submitted by Gary Atwood, Chair, NAHSL Govt. Relations Comm.]


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  1. Here’s an interesting philosophical take on net neutrality from the Chronicle of Higher Ed –

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