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March 06, 2018

Washington State Defies FCC and Passes 'Net Neutrality' Law

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill intended to prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing online content in the state.

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

New York, Montana Govs. Sign Orders Aimed at Preserving 'Net Neutrality'

The governors of New York and Montana say that internet service providers that fail to uphold "net neutrality" will be disqualified from winning state contracts.

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

After Loss of 'Net Neutrality,' Districts Weigh How to Protect Themselves

The Consortium for School Networking advises K-12 systems to seek specific assurances on a free flow of online content from internet service providers.

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.

December 12, 2017

The E-Rate Program: 6 Big Numbers to Know

The state of the federal E-Rate program is mostly strong, with some areas of concern, according to a new report from Funds for Learning.

November 16, 2017

FCC Approves Lifeline Changes, Seeks Comment on Possible Budget Cap

In a party-line vote, the Federal Communications Commission limited Lifeline support for "premium Wi-Fi" services and issued a new notice of proposed rulemaking.

September 26, 2017

FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries

The E-Rate provided billions of dollars for "category two" requests from schools and libraries. The FCC wants to know how the program is working.

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