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Wheeler’s E-Rate modernization proposal released

This past week, FCC Chairman Wheeler released a draft order outlining steps needed to bring the E-Rate program into the 21st century. Read More »

Education associations ask FCC to expand E-rate

Today, 13 major national education associations wrote to the FCC "to express our strong concerns with proposed changes we believe will only dilute an already over-subscribed E-rate Program [and fail] to meet the needs of urban, rural and low-density populated areas." Read More »

Verizon still stalling on FiOS, says NY City

Verizon is about to miss its June, 2014 deadline for wiring all of New York City for FiOS, and it's refusing to furnish the city with maps that chart "the street-by-street progress of its fiber network." Read More »

Internet only TV viewers to outnumber antenna users

Households that rely exclusively on an antenna for television programming reception will soon be overtaken by households relying only on the Internet. Read More »

Wheeler vows to close school connectivity gap

"I believe," wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, "we should put those resources to work now to meet our educators’ overwhelming pent-up demand for upgrading Wi-Fi at our schools and libraries." Read More »

FCC may redefine broadband

The FCC is soliciting comments on whether to raise the definition of broadband from 4Mbps downstream/1 up to 10 Mbps down/1 up, or even higher. Read More »

Double Booked—Connecting Through Technology

Human interest: working parent Jacob Feinspan writes about the extraordinary capacity of broadband technology to bring people together at a time of crisis. Read More »

Federal appeals court OK’s FCC rural telephone plan

The Tenth Federal Circuit Court in Denver upheld the FCC’s right to use its $4.5 billion Connect America Fund to subsidize rural broadband. Read More »

U.S. TVs increasingly connected to the Internet

According to research firm Connected Intelligence, in 42 million U.S. homes at least one television is connected to the Internet “either via a video game console, Blu-ray disc player, streaming media player or the TV itself.” Read More »

Wheeler and House committee clash over open Internet

FCC Chairman Wheeler told the House Commerce Committee, “Last week, the Commission adopted that Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, beginning the process of crafting rules to protect and promote the open Internet..." In return, Wheeler got criticism from both sides. Read More »

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