Educational Technology

December 18, 2017

What the net neutrality vote could mean for schools, students

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Emily Younker, the Joplin Globe

Many worry that his proposal will leave ordinary people and nonprofit organizations that exist to be places of knowledge, such as schools and libraries, more at the mercy of cable and wireless companies. The FCC proposal would mean that, if companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon decide to block a particular app, throttle data speeds for a rival service or offer faster speeds to companies who pay for it, they merely need to disclose their policies for doing so.  “I think some people may say this will impact students because they may not be able to stream Netflix videos, but it is much more serious and broad than that,” said Randy Roberts, dean of library services for Pittsburg (Kansas) State University.

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