Posts Tagged 'Hearing'

Net Neutrality Update

Last week, a number of things happened regarding net neutrality.  A District Dispatch posting provides more details and links to additional information on the following:

  • Amendment to FY2012 bill passed – This amendment introduced by Senator Walden (R-OR) would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from using federal funds to implement its net neutrality order.  This amendment was included in the FY2012 bill that passed in the House and is heading to the Senate.
  • Hearings held – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, as well as the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, held hearings on net neutrality.  Video or written documentation is now available.
  • Letters of opposition – The American Library Association (ALA), Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE submitted a letter opposing any attempt to eliminate the FCC’s recent net neutrality rules.  Other letters of opposition from a diverse group of organizations were also submitted and are available for viewing.
  • Joint Resolution – House and Senate Republicans issued joint resolutions (SJ Res 6 and HJ Res 37) disapproving of the recent net neutrality order approved by the FCC.

It is unclear what will happen with net neutrality in the Senate.

This District Dispatch posting also includes a link to a complete list of activity in the 112th Congress dealing with net neutrality.

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Library Director testifies in House Broadband hearing

Ms. Rivkah Sass, Director of the Sacramento Public Library System, testified today before a House Subcommittee on the National Broadband Plan, as previously announced.  For a link to the testimony, both written and video, see the District Dispatch posting.

Sacramento PL Director to testify in House Broadband hearing

The Director of the Sacramento Public Library System, Rivkah Sass, will testify on Thursday, May 13th at 10am in front of the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.  The hearing will address issues with the National Broadband Plan.  Ms. Sass will talk about the important role of libraries as anchor institutions.

 For more details, please see the District Dispatch posting.

 If the committee provides a live webcast, it will be available on the Committee on Energy Commerce website.


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