The Federal Communications Commission is engaging Congress to expand funding for in-home connectivity and devices for teachers and students grappling with the coronavirus crisis.
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February 26, 2019
The FCC is exploring options for tapping into a largely unused portion of broadband spectrum, in a step that school advocates hope could boost students' access to high-speed internet connectivity.
February 20, 2019
More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program's cumbersome bureaucracy.
August 07, 2018
During its contentious debate over net neutrality, the FCC said its public comment system was slowed by cyberattacks. Now the agency says those claims were unfounded.
May 15, 2018
School and library advocates, along with Democrats in the U.S. Senate, are engaged in a last-ditch effort to prevent the Restoring Internet Freedom Order from taking effect.
April 17, 2018
Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.
April 04, 2018
Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.
March 30, 2018
The FCC is considering a rule that would stop E-rate funds from being spent on telecommunications equipment manufactured by any foreign-based company identified as a threat.
March 06, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill intended to prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing online content in the state.
February 01, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act required that a report be produced by June. The Department of Education says it won't be ready until March or April.