Technology & Libraries

Net Neutrality Update

On Feb. 26, 2015, the FCC approved strong open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act.

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The FCC recently passed the Open Internet Order, which became active on June 12, 2015.

The Order also commands that ISPs cannot “unreasonably interfere with or unreasonably disadvantage” the ability of consumers to select the online content and services they want and the ability of content providers to reach those consumers. The FCC cites library and public education comments proposing an “internet reasonable” standard that would protect the unique and open character of the Internet.

Of great importance to the coalition was ensuring libraries and educational institutions are explicitly included in network neutrality protections and to differentiate between public broadband internet access and private networks. The FCC specifically affirmed both points.

Source: Open Internet Order Now Effective, by Carrie O’Maley Voliva on June 16, 2015