ALA Reacts to Latest FCC Proposal on Net Neutrality

May 15, 2014

Many in the library community are tracking the May 15 rulemaking proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as it relates to the future of network neutrality. Larra Clark, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology’s Policy’s Program on Networks and Program on America's Libraries for the 21st Century, has compiled the following information in response:

District Dispatch blog post:

ALA press release:


All the FCC documents, including statements from each of the Commissioners, from today’s meeting are here:


Clark notes that the open internet wasn’t the only item on the FCC’s agenda. The agency also adopted rules for the spectrum incentive auction:

In response, WiFi Forward, the coalition in which ALA is a member, issued the following statement: