The ConnectHome initiative aims to help close the "homework gap" by enlisting corporations to provide affordable Internet to students living in public housing.
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July 20, 2015
June 29, 2015
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
After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers.
June 22, 2015
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
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
The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates.
May 29, 2015
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
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
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.
March 17, 2015
Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.