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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.

March 17, 2015

E-Rate Funding Requests Booming; Application Deadline Extended

Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.

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.

February 04, 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Floats Proposed 'Open Internet' Rules

By proposing that Internet service be regulated much like public utilities are, the FCC official seeks to retain "net neutrality."

January 26, 2015

E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes

New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.

January 14, 2015

New E-Rate Policies Could Trigger Ed-Tech Industry Changes, FCC Official Says

A major infusion of cash into the E-rate program, coupled with policy changes, should spark innovation in the digital industry, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel predicts.

December 22, 2014

President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact

President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital learning forward?

December 11, 2014

Historic E-rate Vote Reaction: Applause, Relief, Excitement

Reaction to the newly approved funding increase for the federal E-rate program has been mostly positive.

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.

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