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FCC May Appeal Internet Court Ruling

FCC May Appeal Internet Court Ruling

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An online education leader says it’s possible the FCC will appeal – and/or Congress will get involved in – a court decision last week putting the concept of β€œnet neutrality” on ice.

β€œYou go to a web page,” explains Ray Schroeder, β€œyou should get – currently – the same level of service; that is, if you’re streaming from Netflix, it should come just as fast as if you’re streaming from an educational institution giving you a lecture online.”

Schroeder is associate vice chancellor of online learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Supporters of net neutrality fear that the court ruling, seen as a victory for mobile Internet providers, could restrict poor people’s access to the information superhighway.

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