From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education
DECEMBER 20, 2017
Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled. Who knows how much ISPs will now bill MOOCs and others for eating-up vast chunks of bandwidth? Faculty members who teach face-to-face may imagine that last week’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle net neutrality doesn’t touch them, since their instruction is exclusively on campus, not plugged in to the web. Unfortunately, they’re mistaken.