11 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 293 — 2018 in consumer broadband in most of the United States as part of its justification for reversing net neutrality. See Jeff Dunn, “America Has an Internet Problem—But a Radical Change Could Solve It,” Business Insider, April 23, 2017, http://www.businessinsider.com/internet- isps-competition-net-neutrality-ajit-pai-fcc-2017-4 and Jon Brodkin, “FCC Report Finds Almost No Broadband Competition at 100Mbps Speeds,” Ars Technica, February 12, 2018, https://arstechnica.com/ information-technology/2018/02/fcc-report-finds-almost-no- broadband-competition-at-100mbps-speeds/. © 2018 Clifford A. Lynch This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. To cite this article: Clifford A. Lynch. “Practical Consequences of the Elimination of Net Neutrality for the Research & Education Community: A Speculation.” Research Library Issues, no. 293 (2018): 6–11. https://doi.org/10.29242/rli.293.2. Editor's note: This piece was revised slightly on April 23, 2018, to update information regarding the date the net neutrality rules will be repealed. A portion of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) order reversing the rules will go into effect today, 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, but the bulk of the new order that impacts net neutrality will not go into effect until the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the FCC's actions.