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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.

April 24, 2014

Schools Could Be on Internet 'Slow Track' Under Proposed FCC Rules

New proposed rules by Federal Communication Chairman Tom Wheeler could give some companies access to speedier Internet service, which might leave schools in a slower zone.

March 18, 2014

FCC Chair Vows to Shift E-Rate Funding to Broadband, Away From Phone, Voice Services

Federal Communications Commmission Chairman Tom Wheeler tells state education leaders that the agency needs to redirect E-rate money away from "nice-to-have" technology and into "must-have" services.

March 17, 2014

Shift E-Rate Dollars to 'Must-Have' Technologies, FCC Chairman Says

Funding critical improvements in school broadband requires a "walking away" from costly E-rate subsidies for outmoded technologies, Tom Wheeler tells the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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