FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal to Take Effect June 11, Worrying Schools

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 […]

FCC Approves Lifeline Changes, Seeks Comment on Possible Budget Cap

In a party-line vote, the Federal Communications Commission limited Lifeline support for "premium Wi-Fi" services and issued a new notice of proposed rulemaking.

FCC Chair Seeks Emergency E-rate Relief for Schools Hit by Hurricanes

Ajit Pai wants the FCC to use the E-rate program to grant money and flexibility to schools and libraries in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

E-Rate, Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Treasury

The move, which would take effect in 2018, comes in the wake of a recommendation by the federal Government Accountability Office.

Trump Names Nominees to Fill Empty FCC Seats, With High Stakes for Schools

If confirmed by the Senate, Republican Brendan Carr and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would bring the Federal Communications Commission back to full strength.

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-Rate program.

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants a return to "light-touch" regulation of internet service providers, a move that critics say threatens the free flow of online […]

FCC Chairman Wants E-Rate Application Process Improved

An online application portal has "serious flaws" and is over budget, harming schools and libraries seeking funds for telecommunications services, said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.

Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program's Success

The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

On Altering the Public Record on E-Rate

As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program’s Success.” Education Week. 8 February 2017. It’s common for a federal […]

Ajit Pai, Net Neutrality Foe and Critic of E-Rate Policies, Named FCC Chair

President Donald Trump's pick for chairman of the influential agency could signal big changes for net neutrality and a new focus for the nation's broadband […]

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