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February 26, 2019

Can Tapping Into Unused Broadband Spectrum Boost K-12 Connectivity?

The FCC is exploring options for tapping into a largely unused portion of broadband spectrum, in a step that school advocates hope could boost students' access to high-speed internet connectivity.

February 20, 2019

Hundreds of 2018 E-Rate Applications Still in Limbo

More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program's cumbersome bureaucracy.

August 07, 2018

Cyberattacks During FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Fight? Didn't Happen, Agency Now Says

During its contentious debate over net neutrality, the FCC said its public comment system was slowed by cyberattacks. Now the agency says those claims were unfounded.

May 15, 2018

FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal to Take Effect June 11, Worrying Schools

School and library advocates, along with Democrats in the U.S. Senate, are engaged in a last-ditch effort to prevent the Restoring Internet Freedom Order from taking effect.

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.

March 30, 2018

FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed 'Security Risk'

The FCC is considering a rule that would stop E-rate funds from being spent on telecommunications equipment manufactured by any foreign-based company identified as a threat.

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.

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