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.
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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
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
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 will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households.
February 08, 2017
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
December 20, 2016
From the maker movement to online testing to the digital divide, 2016 was a big year for high-quality research on the promise and peril of educational technology.
December 15, 2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who led a reform of the E-rate program and promoted "net neutrality," will step down on Jan. 20.
October 18, 2016
More than half of U.S. adults are "relatively hesitant" when it comes to using technology for personal learning, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
October 13, 2016
The wireless provider pledges to bring connectivity to 1 million impoverished students, by offering them free smartphones, tablets, laptops, and "hotspot" devices.