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Amicus Brief: Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America

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Amicus Brief: Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America

August 28, 2018

​​​ACE and 19 other higher education and library associations filed an amicus brief Aug. 27 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit​ in support of Mozilla Corporation in the case Mozilla Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and United States of America on the issue of net neutrality.  

The brief asserts that the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order​ imperils the Internet’s continued operation as a reliable platform for research, learning, and information sharing and will make it difficult for universities and libraries to continue to provide digital content and no-fee public internet access to the communities they serve.

In addition to ACE, the organizations backing the brief are:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
  • American Association of Community Colleges 
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Library Association 
  • Association of American Universities 
  • Association of College & Research Libraries 
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 
  • Association of Research Libraries 
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources 
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund ​
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