Hi –

Here is the text we have placed on our intranet site to inform our staff about 
this legislation and encourage their advocacy.




Title/Subject: Have your voice heard on the future of Net Neutrality – July 
17th deadline


The FCC is in the process of changing the rules regarding net neutrality in a 
way that could have a negative impact on individuals and organizations that 
develop, deliver and access web content, particularly rich media (video, audio 
and large images, etc.). While the long-term implications of eliminating net 
neutrality are unclear, this change will allow internet service providers “ISP” 
like (Spectrum, ComCast, ATT, Verizon, etc.) to give bandwidth preferences 
(speed of access) to content of their choice (programming from which they 
generate revenue); currently all content is given equal bandwidth.  For 
organizations like museums,  Implications could be limited bandwidth for 
accessing our online resources or having to pay ISPs to maintain our current 
level of delivery and access. Implications for consumers could be new 
limitations placed on the speed and quality with which different sources of 
content are delivered based on their ISP. 


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking public comments on this 
change through July 17th. The Museum will be submitting comments to the FCC and 
a letter to our representatives supporting the continuation of current Net 
Neutrality law.


Individuals are encouraged to share their thoughts with the FCC  

Via https://dearfcc.org/

You are also encouraged to voice your opinion with your local representatives 
prior to the early August vote.

Senators https://www.senate.gov/general/contacting.htm 
Representatives http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ 

If you would like to learn more about this potential change there are many 
articles available on the web. 

Here are a few:

Summary of the bill

Simple explanation

Potential impact on small organizations and not-for-profits


Scott Sayre | Chief Digital Officer |Corning Museum of Glass | One Museum Way | 
Corning, NY 14830 | www.cmog.org <>
Office: (607) 438-5298  |Cell: (612) 423-9691 | Twitter: @zbartrout | Skype: 

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