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FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules and Higher Ed

In late December the FCC approved new rules on net neutrality. These rules have been received with much controversy in the public sphere, gaining the acceptance of some ISPs and the disapproval of many public interest groups. But what does it mean for higher education?

On December 22, EDUCAUSE Director of Policy Steve Worona wrote to EDUCAUSE CIO and ICPL discussion groups, pointing out that while the FCC presented goals like enabling freedom of expression and consumer choice, the practice of content providers purchasing favored treatment was not banned, but flagged as a cause for concern by the new rules. Listen to the latest EDUCAUSE Now podcast to hear Steve expand on the FCC’s rules and their implications for higher education.