The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.
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June 18, 2015
June 10, 2015
The Software & Information Industry Association offers advice for businesses working with schools about the impact of the FCC's overhaul of the E-rate.
June 03, 2015
The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates.
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 14, 2015
A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.
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.
February 05, 2015
The state of New York is implementing an initiative that would bring bring high-speed broadband access to most of the state, including to schools.
February 03, 2015
President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.
January 26, 2015
New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.
January 08, 2015
The executive director for the State Educational Technology Directors Association has announced his plans to leave that post next month.