NAICU Washington Update

FCC Releases Plan to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

December 05, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally released its plan to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules requiring Internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. Such a change is likely to negatively affect institutions of higher education, which rely on a free and open Internet to fulfill their educational and research missions. Previously, NAICU joined an EDUCAUSE-led effort to oppose any changes to net neutrality laws.

The new rules are expected to be adopted at the FCC’s next meeting in December.

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