After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

by VanessaVaile

Bryan Alexander

On December 14th, 2017, the United States FCC ended its policy of net neutrality.

I’ve been writing about this topic for some time (on balkanization; on EDUCAUSE; on Internet2; on ISTE and NMC; on zero rating) and now would like to pick up on one emergent theme.  How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality?  What are our possible strategies?

First I’ll list options and their advantages. Next, reasons not to act will appear at the end of this post. Disadvantages and other options are for you, dear reader, and maybe for another post.

Who should be involved?  When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums.  I’m also thinking of professional societies and associations.

Who among that vast swarm is best positioned to take…

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