“FCC’s proposed Internet rules could raise college costs and hinder free exchange of ideas”

An op-ed in The Washington Post reports:

The debate surrounding the Federal Communications Commission’s effort to revise the net neutrality rules has been heated and intense. Spurred by privacy advocates and late-night talk show hosts alike, the FCC’s rulemaking process received millions of unique comments, and drew the kind of national attention usually reserved for only the most contentious legislation.

There are legitimate fears over what this effort will mean for privacy and consumer protection, but there are a set of much more immediate concerns that aren’t getting anywhere near the same level of attention — namely, the fact that this proposal will make college more expensive and more difficult for students.

To understand why, you only need to look at how deeply intertwined modern higher education is with the Internet.

The full piece is here.

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