Originally published in Education Week on January 9, 2018.
“Fred Campbell, the director of Tech Knowledge, a free-market think tank and a supporter of Pai’s policy, said he saw no harm in COSN’s advice to districts. But he also does not believe that internet service providers are about to change their practices in ways that will undermine schools. Districts are ‘enterprise customers,’ and internet service providers have an incentive to make them happy.
‘I’d be very surprised if it is ever necessary,’ Campbell said of the COSN document. ‘I see very little to be gained [for those companies] in blocking that content.'”