At FCC, Democratic Concerns Over K-12: Q&A With Jessica Rosenworcel

From the Lifeline program to E-rate to net neutrality, the current FCC is threatening digital equity, said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access

President Trump signed orders aiming to make it easier to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land in rural America, but the impact of the orders […]

The E-Rate Program: 6 Big Numbers to Know

The state of the federal E-Rate program is mostly strong, with some areas of concern, according to a new report from Funds for Learning.

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 Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries

The E-Rate provided billions of dollars for "category two" requests from schools and libraries. The FCC wants to know how the program is working.

EdTech Strategies Joins 500+ Small Businesses in Support of Preserving Net Neutrality

EdTech Strategies, LLC joined over 500 small businesses from across the country in an open letter filed yesterday with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) raising concerns over […]

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.

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