23 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 293 2018 and public interest groups more broadly. As one FCC Commissioner made clear, ARL provides a unique, noncommercial perspective on net neutrality, speaking on behalf of thousands of students, faculty, and other scholars who use the internet via research institutions. Endnotes 1 See Reply Comments of the Association of Research Libraries, In the matter of Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108 before the Federal Communications Commission, August 29, 2017, http://www.arl. org/storage/documents/2017.08.29-Reply-Comments-Net-Neutrality. pdf. 2 A 2016 report, based on the National Broadband Map that had been maintained by the FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is apparently no longer being maintained, noted, “Statistics from the FCC indicate nearly 30 percent of Americans don’t have a choice when it comes to their Internet provider. Another large portion of the public, which estimates place at 37 percent, only have two options.” See Kaz Weida, “Why Can I Only Get a Few Internet Providers?,” HighSpeedInternet.com, April 26, 2016, https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/ why-can-i-only-get-a-few-internet-providers/. 3 See, for example, Alina Selyukh, “Trump’s Telecom Chief Is Ajit Pai, Critic of Net Neutrality Rules,” The Two-Way: Breaking News from NPR, January 23, 2017, https://www. npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/23/510844936/ trumps-telecom-chief-is-ajit-pai-critic-of-net-neutrality-rules. 4 Verizon Communications, Inc. v. Federal Communications Comm’n, 740 F.3d 623 (D.C. Cir. 2014). 5 United States Telecom Ass’n v. Federal Communications Comm’n, (D.C. Cir. 2016). 6 See, for example, Harold Feld, “Can the States Really Pass Their Own Net Neutrality Laws? Here’s Why I Think Yes,” Wetmachine, February
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