(May 12, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general.
- “Why We Need the FTC to Police ISP Privacy Practices,” CIO, April 25, 2017. (FTC Commissioner expresses her concerns with elimination of the FCC’s privacy rules for ISPs)
- “US Bill Aims to Quash Open Internet Order, Prevent its Return,” CIO, May 1, 2017. (Republican Senators reintroduce the Restoring Internet Freedom Act to reverse the FCC’s Open Internet Order)
- “Federal Court Lets Net Neutrality Regulations Stand,” The Hill, May 1, 2017. (DC Circuit rejects request for en banc review of FCC’s Open Internet Order)
- “Net Neutrality May be Poised for a Supreme Court Showdown,” Washington Post, May 1, 2017. (FCC’s Open Internet Order may be headed to Supreme Court)
- “’Volatile’ but Growing Online Ed Market,” Inside Higher Ed, May 2, 2017. (Enrollments in online education courses is at all-time highs)
- “Will Conservatives Rally Around a Net-Neutrality Rollback?” National Journal, May 3, 2017. (FCC Chairman and Congressional Republicans working together to get ahead of public perception of their changes to the Open Internet Order and telecom policy)
- “Oh, What’s in a Name? Definitions of Distance Ed,” WCET Frontiers, May 11, 2017. (WCET dives into the variety of definitions of distance education and what could or should be changed to improve the system)
- “Net Neutrality Throws FCC’s Comment Section into Chaos,” National Journal, May 11, 2017. (FCC’s comments system has been hit with cyberattacks, inflammatory rhetoric, and fake comments ahead of vote on Chairman Pai’s net neutrality proposal)
- “Trump Signs Order Aimed at Upgrading Government Cyber Defenses,” US News, May 11, 2017. (President Trump signs executive order to bolster government cyber security and protect critical infrastructure and receives favorable reviews from experts)
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