Democrats Oppose Repeal of Net-Neutrality Rules

Democratic senators have spoken out in opposition of the repeal of net-neutrality rules, reports Inside Higher Ed.

The Federal Communication Commission, which has a Republican majority, is expected to vote December 14 to repeal Obama-era rules that ensure internet providers treat all internet traffic equally.

Twenty-one Democratic senators signed a letter urging the FCC chair to delay the vote, reported Inside Higher Ed. The letter warned that a repeal could harm students and institutions in rural and low-income areas, and could lead to a "tiered and compartmentalized internet" whose "characteristic openness is limited to those students, schools and institutions who can afford it."

Several higher education groups, including Educause and the American Council of Education, have opposed the rule change, Inside Higher Ed reported. 


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