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ERIC Number: ED571274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Net Neutrality: The Great Debate
Connolly, Mary
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) (48th, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jun 14-18, 2015)
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, speaking at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, called for an open Internet which would make sure that ISPs had economic incentives to build better networks while still protecting consumers and innovators. His specific recommendations were shared with the other members of the FCC in February. One of the big issues is the appropriate role of the FCC based on Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Two important court cases (Comcast vrs. FCC, Verizon vrs. FCC) have limited the role of the FCC, leading it to develop a new policy after soliciting roughly 4 million comments last fall. This paper will present a brief historic background, the issues involved in the court cases, the more general issues raised by the public, the current status of the FCC rules, and any new challenges by telecom companies. [For the full procedings, see ED571252.]
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE). 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Telecommunications Act 1996