Break the Internet

If you are on the Internet on Tuesday December 12th, you’re likely to see images and videos like the ones below. In fact, you are likely to see quite a few of these images and videos.

December 12, 2017 is two days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be voting on ending Net Neutrality. The vote on Net Neutrality is also why you might have seen protesters outside your local Verizon store on Thursday.

On December 1, we were involved in a discussion (recording) over Hangout on Net Neutrality and what this means to us as online learning professionals, instructors and academics.

Because we are educators, we couldn’t help but also make slides too. We’re curating a list of articles on this Google document. They include FCC Chair Pai’s Myth vs. Fact and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Debunking Chairman Pai’s Claims about Net Neutrality rebuttal. (Yes these are the actual titles of the documents put out from the FCC.)

Yes, this is quite the hot topic for information and technology literacy! Thanks for suggesting it in our hot topic survey.