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December 11, 2014

FCC Approves Major E-Rate Funding Increase on Party-Line Vote

Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today.

December 10, 2014

FCC to Vote on Big Funding Increase for E-Rate Program

The FCC will consider a proposal Thursday to raise E-rate funding from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year.

November 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Would Rise Sharply Under FCC Plan

A proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would raise yearly funding for the E-rate program from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion.

November 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Would Get Major Boost Under FCC Chair's Plan

The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

November 05, 2014

Ed Tech to Get $2 Billion Bond Boost in New York State

New York voters approved a $2 billion bond proposal that would provide funding for school technology and broadband infrastructure.

October 17, 2014

E-Rate Funding Insufficient, District Leadership Groups Contend

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey.

July 23, 2014

Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds

The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey finds overall improvements in library connectivity, technology, and programming nationwide.

July 11, 2014

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

June 24, 2014

Lending Libraries for Mobile Hotspots, Backed With Philanthropic Funding

With the help of a grant from the Knight Foundation, library systems in Chicago and New York City will provide families with Wi-Fi hotspots they can take home.

June 20, 2014

E-Rate Plan for Wi-Fi Expansion Draws Praise, and Calls for Greater Action

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released his proposal to modernize the E-rate program today, allocating $2 billion over the next two years to boost Wi-Fi in schools.

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