Online Learning Update

July 19, 2014

One Professor Schemes to Keep Colleges in the Web’s Fast Lane

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Chronicle of Higher Ed

William Baker, director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, and Education at Fordham, proposes a space for nonprofits on the web, akin to the bandwith reserved for public broadcasting. William F. Baker has no quarrel with net neutrality, the principle that says all Internet traffic should be treated equally regardless of substance or source. “Since it looks like we’re heading toward some form of a two-speed American Internet,” Mr. Baker wrote, “why not take some of what the big players will be paying to ISPs for a fast track to consumers and use the money to make sure public media, not-for-profits, and tech innovators get bailed out of the slow lane?”

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