|Received:||3/1/2007 2:40:34 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy|
|Attachments:||527031-00058.pdf Download Adobe Reader|
Comments:I submit the attached materials on behalf of Educause and Internet2. Gary Bachula of Internet2 testified on the second day the session and asked me to submit the attached article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal the following day (2/15/07) entitled - Yale on $0 per day. The article notes that several large universities are increasingly using the Internet to distribute their educational materials for free. This material supports Gary's testimony that maintaining an open Internet -- without tiering or any other interference by network operators -- is essential for educational institutions to meet their public interest mandate to increase educational opportunities for the general public. I am separately sending some infosheets explaining the high-end, Internet-based research that Internet2 is conducting today.