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ARL Joins Civil Society and Technology Advocates Endorsing Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act

Last Updated on September 14, 2022, 10:44 am ET

In July 2022, ARL joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Library Association (ALA), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), PEN America, Public Knowledge, and other civil society and technology advocates in endorsing Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Markey (D-MA)’s Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act, which would reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under the Communications Act of 1934.

This designation would grant the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broad authority to regulate broadband providers under Title II of the Act, which governs common carriers. With this change, the FCC would have the authority to reinstate net-neutrality rules, which ban broadband companies from blocking, throttling, or charging for faster internet service.