The Federal Communications Commission has opened a public proceeding to roll back network neutrality protections instituted in 2015. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites.
The ALA has been on the front lines of the net neutrality battle with the FCC, Congress and the federal courts for more than a decade, working in coalition with other library and higher education organizations as well as broader coalitions of net neutrality advocates.
The ALA is one of nearly 200 organizations participating in the July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.
On July 12, websites, internet users and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Absent strong, enforceable net neutrality protections, ISPs have the financial incentive and opportunity to sell priority access to certain content providers. Enforceable rules are essential for libraries to fulfill our missions and serve our patrons. Tell the FCC to Save Net Neutrality.
Get the word out.
Because the internet shouldn't have a slow lane.
Because ISPs shouldn't have VIPs.
Postcards, Posters and Bookmarks
#Libraries stand for equitable access to online information for all. Protect #NetNeutrality! #SavetheInternet http://bit.ly/fcc-action
No blocking, no throttling, no paid prioritization! #Libraries stand for #NetNeutrality! #SavetheInternet http://bit.ly/fcc-action
#NetNeutrality is essential to democracy and free speech. @FCC, protect a free & open internet! #SavetheInternet http://bit.ly/fcc-action
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Over 4 million people voiced support for #NetNeutrality. Tell @FCC to leave our rules alone #SavetheInternet http://bit.ly/fcc-action
Engage your community.
Start a conversation about net neutrality and what the open internet means for free speech, equity for all in the digital age, learning, and innovation.
- Overall background on ALA engagement on net neutrality.
- Ongoing updates on net neutrality via District Dispatch.
Share your stories.
Share your comments and stories with ALA OITP Fellow Ellen Satterwhite at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can amplify your messages and stories in ALA comments to the FCC.