An online education leader says it’s possible the FCC will appeal – or Congress will get involved in – a court decision last week putting the concept of “net neutrality” on ice. “You go to a web page,” explains Ray Schroeder, “you should get – currently – the same level of service; that is, if you're streaming from Netflix, it should come just as fast as if you're streaming from an educational institution giving you a lecture online.”
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Schroeder is associate vice chancellor of online learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Supporters of net neutrality fear that the court ruling, seen as a victory for mobile Internet providers, could restrict poor people’s access to the information superhighway.