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Statement from ISTE CEO Richard Culatta on Senate Net Neutrality Vote

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May 16, 2018

Washington, DC - May 16, 2018 - Statement from Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), about the U.S. Senate vote on net neutrality:

“The promise of an open internet is foundational to providing equitable learning opportunities to all students, not just those who can afford them,” said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta. “We applaud the Senate for this bipartisan effort to overturn the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality. We want to particularly recognize the senators who put aside party lines to do the right thing for educators and students. We are hopeful that members of the U.S. House will show their leadership to ensure access to high-quality educational resources continues to be a national priority.”


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.

ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the world’s most influential edtech events. The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.