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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 13, 2017

Teachers Fear the Unknown in FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Vote

Teachers worry that their ability to access online resources will diminish if the FCC's proposed order easing regulations on internet service providers is approved.

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.

August 08, 2017

E-Rate, Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Treasury

The move, which would take effect in 2018, comes in the wake of a recommendation by the federal Government Accountability Office.

July 19, 2017

FCC Nominees Grilled by Lawmakers on E-Rate, Net Neutrality

Democratic lawmakers on a U.S. Senate committee probed Republican FCC nominees' positions on the E-rate program and net neutrality.

June 29, 2017

Trump Names Nominees to Fill Empty FCC Seats, With High Stakes for Schools

If confirmed by the Senate, Republican Brendan Carr and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would bring the Federal Communications Commission back to full strength.

May 17, 2017

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-Rate program.

April 26, 2017

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants a return to "light-touch" regulation of internet service providers, a move that critics say threatens the free flow of online information.

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