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June 18, 2015

FCC Moves to Add Broadband to 'Lifeline' Program for Needy Households, Students

The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.

February 26, 2015

FCC Votes 3-2 to Protect Net Neutrality, Prevent 'Fast Lanes'

School and library officials applauded the FCC's action, because they believe it prevents their institutions from being relegated to a "slow lane" of Internet service.

February 23, 2015

Republican FCC Commissioners Request Delay of Net Neutrality Vote

Federal Communications Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly Monday asked the FCC chairman to release his 332-page "net neutrality" plan and postpone Thursday's scheduled vote.

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.

October 31, 2014

Consumer Group Dissects Google's Stance on Net Neutrality

A consumer group is urging the giant technology services company Google to take a stronger stance in supporting net neutrality—the idea of a free and openly accessible Internet.

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.

July 10, 2014

E-Rate Modernization Proposal the Focus of Last-Minute Lobbying

Rural school advocates have questioned whether they will lose money as part of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to change the E-rate, which the commission will consider on July 11.

July 08, 2014

Republican FCC Commissioner Objects to Draft Plans for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.

July 03, 2014

FCC Chairman Lays Out Vision for E-Rate, Net Neutrality for Schools

In an interview with Education Week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler vows to defend schools' access to a free and open Internet.

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