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April 17, 2018

Democratic FCC Commissioner, Advocate For Net Neutrality and Lifeline, Resigns

Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.

April 04, 2018

Students' Home Internet, Computer Access: 10 Numbers to Know

Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.

April 02, 2018

Tech Giants Announce New Funding for 1-to-1 Devices, Computer Science Education

Verizon's education initiative pledged $200 million for technology and teacher training, and Amazon plans to make available computer science education software and scholarships.

February 01, 2018

Ed. Department Late on 'Homework Gap' Study, Advocacy Groups Say

The Every Student Succeeds Act required that a report be produced by June. The Department of Education says it won't be ready until March or April.

January 25, 2018

At FCC, Democratic Concerns Over K-12: Q&A With Jessica Rosenworcel

From the Lifeline program to E-rate to net neutrality, the current FCC is threatening digital equity, said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

January 09, 2018

Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access

President Trump signed orders aiming to make it easier to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land in rural America, but the impact of the orders will likely not be significant.

December 14, 2017

FCC Dismantles 'Net Neutrality' Policy, and K-12 Schools Await Impact

Critics fear the new policy will allow internet service providers to create fast and slow lanes in a way that restricts online options for consumers, including schools.

October 13, 2017

Google Announces Job-Training Program, Grants Aimed at Future of Work

The online-services giant will give $1 billion to nonprofits working in education and job training, as well as offer technical training and certificates.

September 26, 2017

'Without a Net' Documentary Explores Digital Divide in U.S. Schools

The lack of consistent, reliable internet access in high-poverty schools is the focus of a new, Verizon-backed film that will air on the National Geographic Channel this week.

August 15, 2017

Comcast Expands Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

Comcast will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households.

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