Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Email  Share  Print

ACE, Other Groups Release Net Neutrality Principles

July 14, 2014

computer room

 

​ACE and 10 other organizations released a set of net neutrality principles last week in support of maintaining the openness of the Internet.

The higher education and library associations signing on to the principles want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt the principles as part of its response to a recent federal appeals court decision vacating network neutrality rules. That decision created an opportunity for Internet providers to block or arbitrarily slow some Internet traffic, potentially relegating online content and services of colleges, universities and libraries to the “slow lane.”

The groups argue that new network neutrality rules based on these principles will ensure that the Internet remains a vital, vibrant platform for teaching, learning, research, and community support and engagement.

Ada Meloy, ACE’s general counsel, told Inside Higher Ed that the court decision and a proposal by FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to allow Internet providers to create a “fast lane” for companies willing to pay for access have reinvigorated the net neutrality movement.

The principles include a prohibition on fast lanes and the blocking of content and a protection against content discrimination.

The organizations endorsing the principles are: ACE; American Association of Community Colleges; American Association of State Colleges and Universities; American Library Association; Association of American Universities; Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; Association of Research Libraries; Chief Officers of State Library Agencies; EDUCAUSE; Modern Language Association; National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Other ACE News

  • February 12, 2016

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    The Washington Post reports that President Obama is nominating John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education...

  • Articulating Global Strategy

    February 12, 2016

    Coworkers

    13th Cohort of Internationalization Laboratory Shares Steps Forward

    ​Members of the 13th Cohort of ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory joined in a robust discussion last Monday in Washington during its mid-year seminar. The participants, who represent 13 institutions of various types and sizes, are midway through...

  • Innovative Practices

    February 12, 2016

    graduates

    Register Now for ACE Convening on Alternative Education

    ​Two white papers examining how alternative educational approaches can better meet the needs of students and employers will be unveiled at a Feb. 25 convening at ACE’s offices in Washington, DC.

  • Leading Internationalization

    February 12, 2016

    Students walking around campus

    Survey to Map Internationalization on U.S. Campuses Launches

    ​CIGE launched the fourth edition of its Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey to assess the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyze progress and trends over time and identify future...

  • Supporting Military-Connected Students

    February 10, 2016

    Student in the military

    ACE to Host Second Academic Advising Summit for Service Members and Veterans

    ACE’s second Service Member and Veteran Academic Advising Summit, to be held April 14-15 in Arlington, VA, will discuss mobilizing a national campaign to expand partnerships between educators, employers and other key stakeholders aimed at aiding in...

 

 Related Content