USDLA Calls on FCC

The U.S. Distance Learning Association has issued a response with the Federal Communications Commission urging the commissioners to expand access to affordable, high-speed broadband service for thousands of Americans who rely on Internet access for educational opportunities.

“The innovation that distance learning has witnessed in the past few years has led to increased broadband adoption and affordability,” USDLA president Reggie Smith says. “The growth and widespread availability of broadband has greatly improved the ability of institutions to support distance learning in all its forms. USDLA is committed to helping foster continued innovation and broadband deployment.”

As the Internet evolves, and as congestion, security and other challenges grow, new and innovative methods and technologies must grow with them to meet these challenges. “The most effective way to meet these challenges and best serve the needs of thousands of distance learning students is to promote private-sector research innovation while supporting broadband access across all sectors,” Smith says.

Moreover, USDLA understands that the success of the Internet and the growth of distance learning has been a direct result of government and private sector investment. Adding any type of rules or regulations that inhibit the continued research and growth of the Internet and distance learning is not a good idea, the USDLA believes.

The U.S. Distance Learning Association has issued a response with the Federal Communications Commission urging the commissioners to expand access to affordable, high-speed broadband service for thousands of Americans who rely on Internet access for educational opportunities.

“The innovation that distance learning has witnessed in the past few years has led to increased broadband adoption and affordability,” USDLA president Reggie Smith says. “The growth and widespread availability of broadband has greatly improved the ability of institutions to support distance learning in all its forms. USDLA is committed to helping foster continued innovation and broadband deployment.”

As the Internet evolves, and as congestion, security and other challenges grow, new and innovative methods and technologies must grow with them to meet these challenges. “The most effective way to meet these challenges and best serve the needs of thousands of distance learning students is to promote private-sector research innovation while supporting broadband access across all sectors,” Smith says.

Moreover, USDLA understands that the success of the Internet and the growth of distance learning has been a direct result of government and private sector investment. Adding any type of rules or regulations that inhibit the continued research and growth of the Internet and distance learning is not a good idea, the USDLA believes.

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