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ERIC Number: ED592868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 4
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Net Neutrality: The Changing Landscape
Connolly, Mary V.
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) (51st, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jun 10-14, 2018)
On December 14, 2017 the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC on February 26, 2015. The repeal goes into effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. When the 539 page repeal order was released on January 4, 2018 it was not known when it would be published in the Federal Register. The repeal is being challenged on many fronts. Thirty US Senators are backing a plan to block the repeal through congressional action. A coalition of 22 state attorneys general filed a lawsuit to block the repeal in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Legislators in many states have introduced bills that would either create state net neutrality laws or use other approaches to preserve the spirit of the 2015 requirements. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order in January that preserves open internet protections for New Yorkers. However, the new FCC ruling prohibits state and local government from adopting their own rules. Even Burger King has entered the fray with a pseudo-educational prank advertisement. This paper will attempt to make sense of a very changing landscape. [For the full proceedings, see ED592847.]
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE). 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail: president@ascue.org; Web site: http://www.ascue.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Telecommunications Act 1996
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