As you may have heard on the news, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai distributed an alternative plan to net neutrality to the FCC commissioners yesterday. The entire proposal is scheduled to be released today. The proposal reverses the Title II reclassification of the Internet and repeals net neutrality regulations. The FCC is expected to vote on the proposal at their meeting on December 14. The vote will likely be along party lines in support of reversing the FCC’s 2015 Net Neutrality Order.
No action is needed at this time. Working with other supporters of net neutrality, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office will review the draft order and make recommendations on how to advocate in the next couple of weeks. For more information , see the District Dispatch post on what libraries need to know.