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  • EDUCAUSE Submits Comments on Proposed Net Neutrality Rule

    In November 2023, the Federal Communications Commission issued a proposed rule to reclassify broadband internet access as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, thus reestablishing its 2015 net neutrality regulations. EDUCAUSE and the Association for Research Libraries submitted joint comments in December 2023 expressing the associations' support for an open internet.

  • Fall 2023 Regulatory Agenda Highlights

    The Biden administration released its Fall 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions in December 2023. The Regulatory Agenda provides insights on the regulatory activities under development across federal departments and agencies and includes updates to several regulations EDUCAUSE has been following.

  • No 800-171 in the New SAIG Agreement

    Federal Student Aid (FSA) has released a new version of its Student Aid Internet Gateway Agreement. The new version omits a NIST SP 800-171 compliance requirement, but FSA cites a provision of the agreement as the basis for its controlled unclassified information marking guidance regarding Federal Tax Information. FSA is urging institutions to sign the new agreement as soon as possible to avoid a delay in receiving 2024-25 FAFSA data from students and their families.

  • Expanding Access to High-Speed Internet

    The Biden-Harris Administration has announced funding for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program, a major broadband access program originally introduced in the 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. States have been tasked with outlining how they plan to use their funding to ensure equitable access to high-speed internet.

  • NSF Requests Input on the Development of an RSI-ISAO

    EDUCAUSE responded to the National Science Foundation (NSF) request for comment on the formation of a research security and integrity information sharing and analysis organization. Among other recommendations, EDUCAUSE called for NSF to collaborate fully with REN-ISAC.

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