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One of the main goals of EDUCAUSE Policy Analysis and Advocacy is to present a unified voice for our community when speaking with policy makers. This is accomplished informally or indirectly by making contacts, developing relationships, and following emerging trends in policy.

However, sometimes formal communications are appropriate. This is a listing of documents, organized by date, that have been developed by Policy Analysis and Advocacy and sent to representatives of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the federal government, as well as state officials and the press.

2005 to Present

Date: Addressed to: Description: Link:

May 29, 2012

Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education

Letter to in response to ED's published intent to pursue negotiated rule-making in relation to the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, to prevent financial aid fraud in distance education programs. Comments touch on the use of technology to identify fraud (particularly IP and e-mail tracking) and identity verification requirements, and EDUCAUSE cites "examples of community-based, community-driven projects to establish that ED may find more effective ways to address its identity verification concerns through dialogue and collaboration with the higher education IT community."

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May 15, 2012

Open Resource

EDUCAUSE Policy brief summarizing the long-awaited opinion in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright infringement case, and provides analysis of what this means for higher ed. The case was a challenge by three academic publishers whose lawsuit claimed that Georgia State’s e-reserves policy went far beyond the bounds of fair use.

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April 16, 2012

Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission

Ex Parte Notice to the FCC from EDUCAUSE for filing in WC Docket No. 06-122. This letter regards the FCC review of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Contribution Methodology. The letter shares about a meeting that took place on April 13, 2012 to discuss this matter, and EDUCAUSE's desire to seek a "predictable, simple, equitable and long-lasting alternative mechanism [of collecting USF fees on interstate and international end-user telephone calls]."

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February 27, 2012

U.S. House Representatives

This letter was sent to U.S. House Representatives by the American Council on Education (ACE) on behalf of numerous higher education associations--including EDUCAUSE--as well as regional and other accreditation organizations. The letter urges the Representatives to vote for H.R. 2117, which would repeal two highly problematic and prescriptive regulations initiated by the Department of Education (ED): the credit hour definition and state authorization regulations.

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January 23, 2012

Open Resource

Two bills introduced in 2011, the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would have direct and potentially negative implications for our campus communities if enacted. Because of this, EDUCAUSE Policy has been active in monitoring, analyzing, and advocating against their passage as currently written. "PIPA and SOPA Chronology: How We Got Where We Are Today," a policy brief from Joan Cheverie, EDUCAUSE Policy Specialist, provides a chronology of events and EDUCAUSE’s involvement throughout the process.

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December 13, 2011 Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers

Letter on behalf of EDUCAUSE, the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the American Council on Education (ACE) to Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers of the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Managers Amendment. Although the Amendment addresses issues previously raised by EDUCAUSE and AAU, it does carry forward "problematic provisions that we believe will pose problems for legitimate uses of copyrighted material," particulary as relates to the streaming provisions. A more detailed response highlighting concerns is attached as part of this letter.

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November 29, 2011 Open Resource

This "Proposed SOPA Fixes" document follows on the earlier EDUCAUSE document which identified four key areas of concern in the "Stop Online Piracy Act" or "SOPA" (H.R. 3261). The proposed fixes, developed by the Association for Research Libraries in collaboration with EDUCAUSE, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and other interested parties in higher education, are designed to alleviate each of those concerns in turn.

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November 21, 2011 Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers EDUCAUSE letter sent to Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers offering a perspective from higher education on the Stop Online Piracy Act, H.R. 3261 (SOPA). The letter states that, although the goal of SOPA to respond to copyright infringement is appropriate, the proposed bill introduces "sweeping new risks for and imposes new responsibilities on mainstream websites that offer legitimate online services, including those hosted by colleges and universities," as well as includes "a narrow but controversial Domain Name System (DNS) provision." View/Download Letter
November 15, 2011 Open Resource This document, Higher Education Concerns About the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA"), with Initial Suggestions for Addressing Them, draws on extensive discussions among a broad array of colleges, universities, and higher education associations. It highlights four main aspects of H.R. 3261 are problematic for higher education, and provides suggested changes that would reduce or eliminate these problems. View/Download Letter
October 20, 2011 Federal Communications Commission Letter sent by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (“SHLB Coalition”) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "to provide additional clarification of its request that recipients of funding from the Universal Service Fund (USF) to deploy broadband networks in rural and high-cost areas be required to deploy high-capacity broadband networks to serve community anchor institutions." View/Download Letter
October 14, 2011 Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, Chairman Rockefeller, and Ranking Member Hutchison Letter by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE requesting opposition to "S. J. Res. 6 and any other legislation to overturn or undermine the 'Net Neutrality' decision adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December 2010." View/Download Letter
July 22, 2011 Department of Commerce Response to the Department of Commerce Notice of Inquiry for Models for a Governance Structure for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Prepared by EDUCAUSE, Internet2 and InCommon. Concerns include: an overly ambitious scope and scale to NSTIC, enforceability of NSTIC decisions, and the importance that technology and standards developed under NSTIC be open source and freely available to all. View/Download Letter
June 14, 2011 Governor of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Senate and Assembly leadership EDUCAUSE comments strongly opposing an Omnibus Motion "whose Sections 23-26 would dismantle WiscNet, the statewide telecommunications network that provides low-cost internet service to colleges, universities, schools, libraries, and other education and research institutions across the state, and prevent the University of Wisconsin from undertaking activities similar to WiscNet in the future." Passing of the Omnibus would prohibit the University of Wisconsin from getting federal grant funds to deploy broadband networks to smaller communities for emergency medical services; would require that the university withdraw from Internet2 and CIC, through which flagship universities have collaborated for general good; and would prevent Wisconsin consumers from receiving educational, medical, and public safety services over broadband networks. The legislation was "introduced at the last minute and, as we understand it, has received no debate." View/Download Letter
May 25, 2011 Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley, Committee on the Judiciary A joint letter on behalf of higher education associations and other concerned organizations regarding S. 968, Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PIPA). The letter states that, "Although the undersigned entities harbor no sympathy for websites whose primary purpose is to sell illegal products online, we cannot support S. 968" (emphasis added) due to certain provisions in S.968 that "continue to threaten the stability, freedom, and economic potential of the Internet." View/Download Letter
May 23, 2011 Ms. Regina Miles, US Department of Education Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which seeks to address the effective use of data in statewide longitudinal data systems. The letter addresses information-security elements of the proposed rules. View/Download Letter
March 10, 2011 Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman of House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training A joint letter on behalf of higher education associations and accreditation organizations requesting a one year extension on the federal definition of credit hours and state authorization requirements. View/Download Letter
February 16, 2011 Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education A joint letter on behalf of higher education associations and accreditation organizations requesting the removal of a federal definition of credit hours. View/Download Letter
February 15, 2011 Press and Hill Staff Joint statement of concern about a proposed expansion of CALEA View/Download Statement
October 12, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the further notice of proposed rulemaking FNPRM on Net Neutrality. Jointly submitted by EDUCAUSE, ALA, and ARL. Comments
August 27, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Follow-up comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with additional information concerning the E-rate reform proceeding and the Connect America Fund proceeding. Comments
July 15, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the "Third Way" Proposal. Jointly submitted by EDUCAUSE, ALA, and ARL. Comments
July 12, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the Connect American Fund by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition. Comments
July 9, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the R&E Network Community E-Rate Program. Jointly submitted by EDUCAUSE, Internet2, National LambdaRail, and The Quilt. Comments
July 9, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the E-Rate Program by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition. Comments
June 7, 2010 Internet Policy Taskforce of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Response to a Notice of Inquiry regarding internet privacy View/Download Letter
March 17, 2010 Press Statement support the FCC's endorsement of UCAN View Press Release
March 1, 2010 FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Letter supporting the open Internet and urging FCC to adopt net neutrality principles. Jointly submitted by EDUCAUSE, Internet2, ACE, ALA, and NACUBO, among others. Letter
January 14, 2010 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Relating to "Preserving the Open Internet." Jointly submitted by the Association of Research Libraries, EDUCAUSE, Internet2, NYSERNet, and ACUTA. Comments
October 26, 2009 Honorable Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce/Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Senate letter expressing concerns about the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program not reaching enough anchor institutions. Includes signatures from Senators Kerry, Udall, Warner, Gillibrand, Landrieu, and Dorgan. EDUCAUSE aided in having this letter organized and sent. Letter
October 26, 2009 Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Charles Grassley, Senate Finance Commmittee; Chairman Charles Rangel and Ranking Member Dave Camp, House Ways and Means Committee ACE joint letter supporting the MOBILE Cell Phone Act, which would modernize the tax treatment of cell phones. Letter
October 21, 2009 FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski EDUCAUSE/Internet2/ACUTA letter supporting FCC's public proceedings on the net neutrality question. Letter
September 16, 2009 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives ACE joint letter regarding concerns about certain provisions in H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. Letter
September 8, 2009 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Reply comments to National Broadband Plan Public Notice #1 regarding international comparison and survey requirements in the Broadband Data Improvement Act. Submitted by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition. Letter
September 4, 2009 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Comments regarding the National Broadband Plan submitted by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition. Letter
August 31, 2009 Gwellnar Banks, U.S. Department of Commerce Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition joint letter regarding collection requirements included in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Letter
August 21, 2009 Internal Revenue Service Comments on IRS proposal to simplify rules on employees' use of employer-provided cell phones. Letter
July 21, 2009 Chairman Gary Miller, House Committee on Education and Labor ACE joint letter regarding provisions in H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. Letter
July 13, 2009 Honorable Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce/Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition joint letter. Letter
July 1, 2009 Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Charles Gonzalez, Chair and Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Joint letter supporting S. 729/H.R. 1751, the DREAM Act. Letter
June 24, 2009 Chairman Tom Harkin and Ranking Member Thad Cochran, Senate Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Joint letter supporting funding for the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program in the FY10 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (Senate version). Letter
June 24, 2009 Chairman David Obey and Ranking Member Todd Tiahrt, House Subcommittee on Labor- HHS-Education Appropriations Joint letter supporting funding for the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program in the FY10 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (House version). Letter
June 9, 2009 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Joint letter supporting 'study abroad' provisions in the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for FY2010-FY2011. Letter
May 15, 2009 Chairman David Obey and Ranking Member Todd Tiahrt, House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Joint letter supporting federal funding for Higher Education Act programs. Letter
May 15, 2009 Chairman Tom Harkin and Ranking Member Thad Cochran, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Joint letter supporting federal funding for Higher Education Act programs. Letter
May 4, 2009 The Honorable Joe Hackney, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Joint letter opposing H.B. 1252, State of North Carolina legislation that would affect public broadband initiatives. Letter
April 20, 2009 The Honorable Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina EDUCAUSE letter opposing H.B. 1252, State of North Carolina legislation that would affect public broadband initiatives. Letter
April 13, 2009 Secretary Locke, Department of Commerce; Secretary Vilsack, Department of Agriculture; and Acting Assistant Secretary Gomez, Department of Commerce Comments in response to Request for Information on Section 6001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Broadband Initiatives (Docket No. 090309298-9299-01) Letter
April 6, 2009 Secretary Dortch, FCC Notice of Ex Parte Presentation –the Commission’s Consultative Role in the Broadband Provisions of the Recovery Act, GN Docket No.09-40 Notice of Ex Parte Presentation
April 1, 2009 U.S. House of Representatives Sign-on to ACE House Budget Resolution Letter for H.Con.Res.85 House Budget Resolution Letter
January 30, 2009 Majority Leader Reid and Republican Leader McConnell EDUCAUSE and Internet 2 Letter to Senate regarding economic stimulus legislation Ecomonic Stimulus Legislation Letter
December 22, 2008 Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leaders McConnell, and Boehner EDUCAUSE and Internet 2 Economic Stimulus Letter to Leadership Economic Stimulus Letter
September 19, 2008 Congress and for Public Release A Call to Action for a National Broadband Strategy Call to Action
October 8, 2008 Department of Education EDUCAUSE letter regarding peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act. EDUCAUSE Letter on HEOA P2P Provisions
October 3, 2008 Senators John McCain and Barack Obama AAAS and AAU letter recommending prompt nomination of a science advisor for the new administration Science Advisor Recommendation Letter
October 1, 2008 Secretary Dortch, FCC Notice of Ex Parte filing related to text messages Ex Parte Filing Responding to Wireless Companies
July 1, 2008 Secretary Dortch, FCC Sign-on to an ex parte filing by the Open Internet Coalition that calls for USF reform that includes support for universal affordable broadband and protection for an open Internet. Docket No. 05-337 and 96-45 Letter to FCC
June 9, 2008 Chairman Martin, FCC EDUCAUSE proposal, “Blueprint for Big Broadband” submitted as comments in two proceedings: High-Cost Universal Service Support WC Docket No. 05-337 and Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service CC Docket No. 96-45 Comments to the FCC 5.9.2008 Comments to the FCC 5.9.2008 (Blueprint for Big Broadband)
November 26, 2007 Chairman Miller and Ranking Member McKeon, House Education and Labor Committee Letter asking that HR 4137, the College Opportunity and Affordability Act, be amended to exclude Section 494(a)(2) Letter to Chairman Miller 11.26.2007
November 13, 2007 Chairman Martin, FCC Sign-on to Ex Parte Filing regarding forbearance petitions by Verizon and Qwest. Forbearance Letter to Martin 11.13.07
October 4, 2007 Press Endorsement of the OIC's call for legislation protecting the open internet Press Release
October 3, 2007 Chairman Dingell, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Sign on to Open Internet Coalition letter in response to the Verizon/NARAL and AT&T net neutrality incidents. Open Internet Coalition Letter 10.3.2007
September 21, 2007 Members of the United States Senate; Members of the House of Representatives Sign-On letter asking members of both houses in Congress to approve passage of the Community Broadband Act of 2007 (S.1853/HR3281), permitting local governments to build and deploy municipal broadband networks. CommunityBroadbandCoalitionLetter_Sen9.07 [PDF 56 KB] and CommunityBroadbandCoalitionLetter_Rep9.07 [PDF 56 KB]
August 24, 2007 FCC Comments to the FCC by ad hoc public interest spectrum coalition regarding implementation of section 304 of the Telecommunications Act, commercial availability of navigation devices, and compatibility between cable systems and consumers electronics equipment. CableCardFCC8.07
[PDF 97 KB]
August 23, 2007 Representatives Rick Boucher and Fred Upton; Senator Frank Lautenberg EDUCAUSE thank you letters to Representatives Rick Boucher (D-Va) and Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for introducing the "Community Broadband Act of 2007" (H.R.3281/S.1853), which would grant local governments the right to build and deploy community broadband networks. MuniBBUpton.Boucher8.07 [PDF 34 KB] and MuniBBLautenberg8.07 [PDF 35 KB]
July 16, 2007 FCC Sign on to Reply Comments re: NBC Universal and its comments regarding the Broadband Industry Practices NPRM Docket No. 07-52 Reply Comments to Docket 07-52 (7.16.07)
July 11, 2007 Chairman Martin, FCC Sign on to group letter in the TV White Spaces Proceeding, 04-186, 02-380 White Spaces Letter 7.11.07
July 2, 2007 Governor Easley, Chairman Luebke, and Members of the House Finance Committee EDUCAUSE letter in opposition to North Carolina’s "Local Government Fair Competition Act" (HB1587), which would frustrate local government efforts to build and deploy broadband networks. EasleyLetter7.07
[PDF 34 KB]
June 15, 2007 FCC Docket #07-52 Open Internet Coalition comments to the FCC regarding Broadband Industry Practices, and in particular Net Neutrality. Open Internet Coalition Comments6.15.07
[PDF 175 KB]
June 14, 2007 FCC Sign on to letter to the FCC regarding using the White Spaces for unlicensed broadband access as soon and as much as possible. White Spaces Letter6.14.2007[PDF 229 KB]
June 13, 2007 Chairman Martin, FCC Sign-on to the Open Internet Coalition letter regarding set top box rules Open Internet Coalition Letter6.13.07
[PDF 27 KB]
May 24, 2007 Members of Congress Sign-on to the Open Internet Coalition letter asking for the establishment of a National Broadband Policy Open Internet Coalition Letter5.24.07
[PDF 92 KB]
May 23, 2007 FCC Sign-on to Comments by the Ad Hoc Public Interest Spectrum Coalition in the 700 MHz Auction NPRM (Docket No.’s 06-150, 06-229, 05-211, 96-86) Comments5.23.07
[PDF 2,286 KB]
April 30, 2007 FCC Sign on to Comments by the Ad Hoc Public Interest Spectrum Coalition in support of the Skype Communications Carterfone Petition Comments4.30.07
[PDF 1,914 KB]
March 2, 2007 FCC Docket No. 04-186 and 02-380 Sign on to Comments by the New America Foundation regarding Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Spectrum and Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band NAF Comments to the FCC3.2.07
[PDF 177 KB]
February 28, 2007 Chairman Kevin Martin, FCC Letter in support of spectrum being designated for innovative wireless broadband programs such as that proposed by M2Z in Docket 07-16 and 07-30 EDUCAUSE to Martin2.28.07
[PDF 35 KB]
February 27, 2007 Dereck E. Davis, Chairman of the Economic Matters Committee, Maryland House of Delegates Sign-on to letter of support for HB 1069 – Public Service Commission, Broadband Internet Service that contains a net neutrality provision Letter of support for HB10692.25.07
[PDF 1,016 KB]
February 27, 2007 United States Senate and House of Representatives Sign-on to letter drafted by Free Press, Public Knowledge, and Google asking for a National Broadband Policy Broadband Agenda Letter2.25.07
[PDF 25 KB]
January 12, 2007 Speaker Nancy Pelosi EDUCAUSE joined nine other organizations, including the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Computing Research Association (CRA), the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA), Internet2, Microsoft Corporation, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and TechNet, in this letter to Speaker of House Pelosi. The letter asks her to support increases for FY2007 funding already approved by the full House and the Senate Appropriations Committee for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy Office of Science in the FY 2007 appropriations Continuing Resolution or final appropriations. PelosiJointLetter1.12.07
[PDF 40 KB]
January 9, 2007 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Byrd, Senator Mikulski, Rep. Mollohan, and Rep. Obey This letter was written to urge key members of Congress to increase National Science Foundation funding in FY2007 in excess of the previous year's budget. A similar letter was submitted by a broad range of organizations representing the Information Technology community. ReidLetter1.9.07
[PDF 38 KB], PelosiLetter1.9.07
[PDF 38 KB], ByrdLetter1.9.07
[PDF 38 KB], MikulskiLetter1.9.07
[PDF 38 KB], MollohanLetter1.9.07
[PDF 38 KB], and ObeyLetter1.9.07
[PDF 38 KB]
October 24, 2006 FCC Sign on to Comments by the It's Our Net Coalition addressing the AT&T/Bell South merger and requested net neutrality conditions Comments10.24.06
[PDF 41 KB]
September 13, 2006 Senator Stevens and Senator Inouye Letter outlining suggested changes to net neutrality legislative language Letter9.13.06
[PDF 22 KB]
June 19, 2006 Senator Stevens and Senator Inouye Letter outlining the four problems HE has with HR5252 as drafted. Letter6.19.06
[PDF 26 KB]
June 14, 2006 Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony of Jeff Kuhns before the Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony6.14.06
[PDF 28 KB]
June 9, 2006 Press Statement addressing the US Court of Appeals decision against ACE's appeal of CALEA Press Release
June 9, 2006 Press Joint statement with Internet 2 condeming passage of "The Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act of 2006." Press Release
June 2, 2006 Internet Caucus Advisory Council One-page issue brief, "Legislating Net Neutrality – Necessary?" Issue brief6.2.06
[PDF 23 KB]
May 26, 2006 Press Joint statement with Internet 2 praising the passage of the “Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006" by the Judciary committee. Press Release
May 24, 2006 Rep. Sensenbrenner and Rep. Conyers Sign-on to ACE letter in support of HR 5417 ACE letter 5.24.06
[PDF 74 KB]
May 23, 2006 Press Statement of support for the “Internet Freedom Preservation Act” Press Release
May 19, 2006 Press Joint statement with Internet 2 supporting the Judciary committee's introduction of the “Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006" Press Release
May 19, 2006 Rep. Hastert and Rep. Pelosi Sign-on to ACE letter in support of net neutrality ACE letter 5.19.06
[PDF 27 KB]
May 2, 2006 Senator Snowe and Senator Dorgan Letter from EDCAUSE and Internet2 thanking them for their legislation on net neutrality. Letter to Senators Snowe and Dorgan
[PDF 28 KB]
April 7, 2006 Representatives Barton and Dingell Sign-on to a letter from the Community Broadband Coalition in support of Title IV of the COPE Act Letter to Representatives Barton and Dingell
[PDF 143 KB]
April 7, 2006 Louisiana State Legislature Sign-on to a letter from the Community Broadband Coalition asking that the 2004 Local Government Fair Competition Act be repealed in support of Community Broadband Letter to Louisiana State Legislature
[PDF 66 KB]
March 29, 2006 Representatives Barton and Dingell Sign-on to a letter from AAU to the House Commerce Committee regarding net neutrality language in the proposed House bill on telecommunications reform. Association of American Universities letter
[PDF 21 KB]
March 28, 2006 Press Release Release announcing that the .edu domain will continue to be administered by EDUCAUSE till Sept. 2011 View Press Release
March 28, 2006 Press Release EDUCAUSE/Internet2 press release regarding the language in the Barton House Bill Press release regarding House Bill Language
[PDF 32 KB]
March 16, 2006 Senator Stevens and Inouye Sign-on to industry/consumer group letter to the Senate Commerce Committee EPO0619.pdf
[PDF 13 KB]
March 13, 2006 10th District Federal Court of Appeals CALEA Reply Brief is a response to the arguments submitted by the FCC and the DoJ. CALEA Reply Brief
[PDF 82 KB]
March 9, 2006 Senator Stevens and Inouye Sign-on to letter from AAU to Senate Commerce Committee members regarding net neutrality EPO0621.pdf
[PDF 30 KB]
March 6, 2006 Representatives Barton and Dingell Sign-on to AAU letter to House Commerce Committee regarding net neutrality language in Barton House Bill Association of American Universities letter
[PDF 30 KB]
March 2, 2006 Press Release EDUCAUSE press release supporting Senator Wyden's Bill S. 2360 Press release regarding Senator Wyden's Bill 2360
March 2, 2006 Senator Wyden Letter showing EDUCAUSE support for Senator Wyden's Bill on net neutrality S. 2360 Letter to Senator Wyden
[PDF 69 KB]
March 1, 2006 Representatives Barton and Dingell Sign-on to industry/consumer group letter to the House Commerce Committee in support of net neutrality language in the Barton House bill Letter to Representatives Barton and Dingell
[PDF 13 KB]
February 10, 2006 Chronicle of Higher Education EDUCAUSE Letter to the CHE regarding CALEA EPO0602.pdf
[PDF 30 KB]
January 26, 2006 10th District Federal Court of Appeals This is the document filed as a formal appeal of the FCC ruling concerning CALEA. It presents the argument for why the American Council on Education, EDUCAUSE, and other higher education associations, feel that the FCC ruling should be overturned. Filing
[PDF 2,085 KB]
December 13, 2005 United States Senate Sign on to letter asking senators to support S.1294, "The Community Broadband Act of 2005", designed to grant local governments the right to build and deploy their own broadband networks. EPO0548.pdf
[PDF 98 KB]
December 6, 2005 Staff of the House Commerce Subcommittee on the Internet Suggested legislative language for the net neutrality provisions in the staff draft of telecom legislation. Proposed Amendment
[PDF 14 KB]
December 6, 2005 Congressmen Boucher and Terry Letters in support of the Universal Service Reform Act of 2005. Boucher
[PDF 34 KB]
Terry
[PDF 34 KB]
November 15, 2005 Press Announcing further comment on CALEA on behalf of the Higher Education Coalition Press Release
November 14, 2005 FCC Further Comments on CALEA ET Docket No. 04-295 submitted on behalf of the Higher Education Coalition. Filing
[PDF 78 KB]
July 7, 2005 Senate Sign-on to support for the restoration of funding for the TOP program Top Funding6.24.05
[PDF 173 KB]
July 6, 2005 Congress and General Public Sign-on to Public Knowledge's "Principals for an Open Broadband Future." PK Broadband7.6.05
[PDF 293 KB]
June 24, 2005 Congress Sign-on to a letter opposing any "broadcast flag" legislation in response to the recent U.S. Appeals Court decision striking down the FCC Flag Order Broadcast Flag Letter6.24.05
[PDF 16 KB]
June 23, 2005 U.S. Senate Sign-on to letter in support of S 1294, the Community Broadband Act of 2005. Letter6.23.05 [PDF 35 KB]
June 12, 2005 Department of Commerce Comments on the proposal to require export licenses for foreign nationals to operate certain research equipment. Comments [PDF 53 KB]
June 8, 2005 U.S. Senate Sign-on to a letter to the U.S. Senate (or selected Senators) requesting support for community and municipal broadband projects. ComNetwork6.8.05 [PDF 35 KB]
May 31, 2005 Press Statement expressing support for the Community Broadband Act of 2005 Press Release
May 2, 2005 Congressional Staff and Chairman Martin White Paper on the importance of broadband to higher education and the country as a whole. "Broadband America: An Unrealized Vision" was developed by the Broadband Policy Working Group. Broadband America
May 2, 2005 Congressional Staff and Chairman Martin One page "Higher Education Perspective on Telecommunications Reform" that outlines the five basic principles that the HE community would like included in any rewrite of the Telecommunications Act. Telecom Principles [PDF 19 KB]
May 2, 2005 Copyright Office: Jule L. Sigall Sign on to letter regarding Reply Comments concerning orphan works inquiry. Copyright5.2.05
[PDF 136 KB]
April 18, 2005 Internet Caucus Advisory Committee One-pager providing the EDUCAUSE recommendations on inhibiting communication transport providers from blocking of Internet protocol traffic, and the potential consequences on the development and use of the Internet if blocking is allowed to continue. Filing [PDF 32 KB]
March 21, 2005 FCC Ex Parte meetings Ex Parte filing regarding meetings with the FCC Commissioner's re: Level 3 Petition Filing [PDF 1,387 KB]
March 11, 2005 FCC CALEA Working Group Ex Parte filing regarding the meeting with the FCC CALEA Working Group re: progress with the DoJ on CALEA Filing [PDF 307 KB]
March 4, 2005 FCC Chairman Powell Sign on to letter in support of the Level 3 Petition Letter [PDF 15 KB]
February 18, 2005 Congress and the FCC Sign on to letter asking Congress and the FCC to resist legislation designed to restrict municipal networks EPO0502.pdf
[PDF 14 KB]
February 18, 2005 Iowa State General Assembly Letter requesting the defeat of proposed legislation that would restrict municipal networks in Iowa. EPO0501.pdf
[PDF 15 KB]
February 18, 2005 EDUCAUSE Iowa member reps Letter asking for their support to stop legislation in Iowa that would restrict municipal networks. epo0503.pdf
[PDF 23 KB]
January 31, 2005 FCC Sign-on in support of the New America Foundation reply comments to the FCC requesting additional spectrum be made available for unlicensed devices. Comments
November 11, 2004 FCC Press statement announcing comments on CALEA filed by a coalition led by EDUCAUSE. Comments

 

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