Open Internet, Net Neutrality rules at risk

There is movement in the House to strip the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of its authority over the Internet and repeal the net neutrality rules that protect the Open Internet, possibly using the Congressional Review Act.  Two House Committees will be holding hearings on net neutrality this week:  Energy and Commerce (“Communications and Technology Subcommittee to Examine Network Neutrality and Internet Regulation” and Judiciary (“Ensuring Competition on the Internet: Net Neutrality and Antitrust”).

The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is currently working with its allies, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Educause, to submit a letter to the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee members expressing concerns.  In the future, there will be a need for grassroots advocacy.  Updates will be posted, as more details become available.

Here are some sources of additional background information:

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1 Response to “Open Internet, Net Neutrality rules at risk”


  1. 1 Brad Fallon February 16, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Would these move be accounted as “double jeopardy”? Federal court has ruled before in 2010 that they have no authority in net neutrality.


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