On July 12, 2017, PERTS will join many other websites, Internet users, and online communities to sound the alarm about the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality. PERTS’s mission is to advance educational excellence and equity on a large scale, and the Internet is our medium. Without fair Internet access for everyone, we simply cannot accomplish our mission. That’s why we’re adding our voice to the call for the FCC to abandon their current course.
The current FCC plan to classify Internet Service Providers (ISPs) under Title I will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T the power to slow down or block websites and charge content creators extra fees to reach their audience. We believe these powers would be ripe for abuse and make it more difficult for educators and students to use and learn from resources like the PERTS Mindset Kit and so many others.