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August 11, 2015

'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.

July 20, 2015

Obama Seeks to Connect Public Housing Residents to Low-Cost Internet

The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.

June 29, 2015

'Homework Gap,' Privacy, and Budget Cuts Top Agenda of Ed-Tech Advocates

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called for a variety of strategies to support out-of-school access to high speed broadband during a speech at ISTE 2015.

June 23, 2015

FCC Official to Guide Consumers, Schools on Net Neutrality

After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers.

June 22, 2015

New FCC Official Could Help Schools Navigate 'Net Neutrality'

In an attempt to help enforce "net neutrality" for schools and other organizations, the FCC created a new ombudsperson to act on consumers' behalf.

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.

June 03, 2015

E-Rate Funding Commitments Already Flowing

The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates.

May 29, 2015

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Issues E-Rate Warnings

Anyone who pushes the E-rate program's boundaries will be prosecuted, and schools should be wary of building a fiber network themselves, he said.

May 28, 2015

Will Changes to Federal 'Lifeline' Program Boost Students' Home Internet Access?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.

May 13, 2015

E-Rate Funding Requests for Schools, Libraries To Be Paid In Full, FCC Says

After reforming the E-rate program, and increasing its budget, the Federal Communications Commission said all eligible applications from schools and libraries will receive funding.

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