With our "Interesting Policy 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.
- If we want better broadband, more research needs to come first, The Hill, May 15, 2018. (Achieving the "last mile" of internet connection for the 24 million Americans who lack access to reliable, high-speed broadband may be in part dependent upon the development of maps illustrating broadband coverage.)
- Trump Signs Order to Overhaul Government's Computer Systems, The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2018. (President Trump signed an executive order calling for the modernization of government computer systems, which are often out of date and costly to maintain.)
- New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech's Most Important Regulators, The New York Times, May 16, 2018. (Helen Dixon, Ireland's data protection commissioner, will soon be charged with investigating various large technology companies headquartered in Ireland under Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation.)
- Senate Votes to Reinstate Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules, The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2018. (While the Senate voted to undo the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules, the measure faces an uncertain future in the House of Representatives.)
Kathryn Branson is an associate with Ulman Public Policy.
© 2018 Kathryn Branson. The text of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License.