On November 21, 2017 the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) formally announced its intention to repeal the “Open Internet Order,” a set of net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC in 2015. The five commissioners of the FCC will vote on the proposed repeal [PDF], titled “Restoring Internet Freedom,” on December 14, 2017.
What can you do to advocate for continued protections to net neutrality? Contact your representatives in Congress. Encourage your institution to sign on to a joint letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee. Contact the FCC. Keep up to date with ALA and ALCTS advocacy.Continue reading