FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the policy known as net neutrality by a vote of 3-2, as reported by NPR. This is tremendous news for libraries who advocate for the free and unfettered access to communication. While the Internet will not be free of charge, this act means that service providers must be neutral gateways instead of regulating access and bandwidth at different costs.

If you wish to review the definition of net neutrality and why it’s important to libraries, the ALA has a resource page which you may find useful.