Sunday, December 17, 2017

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Statement on US Net Neutrality Protection Elimination

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) issued a statement a few days ago criticizing the decision by the American Federal Communications Commission to end what is known as "net neutrality":
"The Order named 'Restoring internet freedom' aims to remove the 2015 Open Internet Order clause that requires: transparency (network management practices, performance characteristics, and terms and conditions of services must be made available); and, no unreasonable discrimination (providers cannot discriminate the transmission of lawful network traffic)."

" 'Net neutrality is required to ensure there is equitable access for all, to all types of information on the internet. The removal of Net Neutrality Protection would allow corporations to provide priority services for those willing to pay more, and disenfranchise those without the ability to pay'," stated Peter Bailey, CFLA-FCAB Chair. 'CFLA-FCAB fully supports the statements put forward by the American Library Association and the Association of Research Libraries in encouraging the United States Congress to vote against this Order'."


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