Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced its proposal to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order that established protections for net neutrality. This development is especially urgent considering the impending holidays as they may affect awareness and coverage of the issue. As librarians, archivists, and information workers, net neutrality affects our freedom “to provide innovative new kinds of information services [that] will be central to the growth and development of our democratic culture” (in the words of ALA on this issue).
As the IS department’s resident student group dedicated to digital rights, we wanted to make sure our colleagues were aware of today’s news and what tools are available to join us in defending net neutrality. Some links we were able to (very!) quickly collect in our weekly lab hour are below.
We recommend the following links to join us in contacting your congressman:
Specific information for librarians and archivists:
Recommended articles about today’s action: