Net Neutrality

IT Infrastructure Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis Finds
A report by a Stanford researcher concludes that the overwhelming majority of public comments submitted to the FCC last year opposed a policy to dismantle Obama-era protections on "net neutrality." The report focused on comments that were not automatically generated "bots."
Sean Cavanagh, October 30, 2018
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Classroom Technology Nearly All Public Comments to FCC Defended 'Net Neutrality,' Analysis Says
A manual analysis of 1,000 public comments to the FCC found that 99.7 percent of them opposed a recent order dismantling Obama-era protections for net neutrality.
Sean Cavanagh, October 18, 2018
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Federal Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Net Neutrality Law, Provoking Fight With Feds
Critics say a 2017 order approved by the FCC that dismantled net neutrality could stymie the flow of online content to K-12 schools.
Sean Cavanagh, October 1, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Cyberattacks During FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Fight? Didn't Happen, Agency Now Says
During its contentious debate over net neutrality, the FCC said its public comment system was slowed by cyberattacks. Now the agency says those claims were unfounded.
Sean Cavanagh, August 7, 2018
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Ed-Tech Policy FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal to Take Effect June 11, Worrying Schools
School and library advocates, along with Democrats in the U.S. Senate, are engaged in a last-ditch effort to prevent the Restoring Internet Freedom Order from taking effect.
Benjamin Herold, May 15, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Democratic FCC Commissioner, Advocate For Net Neutrality and Lifeline, Resigns
Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.
Sarah Schwartz, April 17, 2018
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Ed-Tech Policy News in Brief Defying the FCC, Washington State Passes First 'Net Neutrality' Law
Washington has become the first state to pass a law to protect net neutrality, designed to prevent internet-service providers from blocking or slowing online content in the state.
Sarah Schwartz, March 20, 2018
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Ed-Tech Policy Washington State Defies FCC and Passes 'Net Neutrality' Law
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill intended to prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing online content in the state.
Sarah Schwartz, March 6, 2018
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Law & Courts Opinion Students Can't Afford to Lose Net Neutrality
Future generations deserve equal access to internet platforms that amplify all voices, not just those who can afford to pay the most, writes Gina Caneva.
Gina Caneva, February 7, 2018
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Ed-Tech Policy New York, Montana Govs. Sign Orders Aimed at Preserving 'Net Neutrality'
The governors of New York and Montana say that internet service providers that fail to uphold "net neutrality" will be disqualified from winning state contracts.
Sean Cavanagh, January 25, 2018
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Ed-Tech Policy At FCC, Democratic Concerns Over K-12: Q&A With Jessica Rosenworcel
From the Lifeline program to E-rate to net neutrality, the current FCC is threatening digital equity, said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
Benjamin Herold, January 25, 2018
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IT Management Districts Counseled on Protecting Web Access After Loss of Net Neutrality
K-12 leaders are trying to prepare for a post-"net neutrality" world by reviewing their contracts with internet service providers to protect the flow of internet content.
Sean Cavanagh, January 17, 2018
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Federal Senate Democrats Force Vote in Bid to Restore Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to overturn net neutrality has school districts worried about the kind of access they could provide to online educational services.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 11, 2018
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Ed-Tech Policy After Loss of 'Net Neutrality,' Districts Weigh How to Protect Themselves
The Consortium for School Networking advises K-12 systems to seek specific assurances on a free flow of online content from internet service providers.
Sean Cavanagh, January 9, 2018
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