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Ed-Tech Companies Oppose U.S. Agency’s Plan to End Net Neutrality

Posted: 7/2/2014 - 10:09 AM



from The Chronicle - Wired Campus Blog
July 2, 2014
by Lawrence Biemiller

The Federal Communications Commission's plan to allow companies to pay an extra fee to have their content delivered faster over the Internet has many in education concerned.  Businesses are now weighing in - including four educational-technology businesses that see this as a way to further divide the haves from the have-nots.  The current policy of net neutrality provides everyone equal access at the same rates. According to a joint press release by the four companies, the new plan will “squelch competition and stifle innovation from up-and-comers providing affordable, quality education.”  A concern for colleges will be the affect of the new plan on their online services, including online registration, online classes, access to information and services, etc.

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