The commission has been exploring the broadening of the E-Rate program, a high-cost program under the Universal Service Fund.
The second map submission window opens January 3 and closes March 1.
An FCC watchdog report said some service providers were signing up multiple people on one person's information for ACP benefits.
Responders fear that updating the E-Rate process will increase complexity for applicants.
This shift away from local autonomy for procurement would be the most radical change to the program since its inception.
The key to states' success on infrastructure builds lies in the analysis of the data they collect.
A partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services will expand connectivity for tribal communities.
Industry officials say the commission’s approach to E-rate competition would burden applicants.
The committee released a memo stating that “small lapses” led to many prominent cyberattacks this year.
Tribal community leaders are concerned over the effectiveness of outreach methods the FCC uses to fund broadband in tribal libraries.
The agency held an open meeting Thursday to hammer out votes on a range of issues.
A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser urges a version of the Golden Rule: ‘What would someone else say?’
Libraries are a crucial “third space” between work and home and connective tissue in a democratic and egalitarian society.
The FCC’s May 10 order said schools and libraries could not use connectivity funds to build self-provisioned networks.
On May 5, 2021, ask us anything about the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit and Emergency Connectivity Fund at Broadband Breakfast Live Online.
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March 30, 2021 – Despite expanded funding for the E-Rate internet subsidy program for schools and libraries, the Michigan State […]
March 30, 2021 – The Federal Communications Commission is focusing on objectives of President Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan, […]
March 24, 2021 – The University of Southern California and the California Emerging Technology Fund announced a partnership on Monday to […]
March 17, 2021 — Officials administering the Coronovirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) prioritized immediate digital learning over […]
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2021—The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed the House on Wednesday, paving the way for its […]
March 9, 2021 – The Open Technology Institute and New America’s Education Policy program released a new report this month on visible minority […]
March 8, 2021—Democrat senators praised their chamber’s passing of a massive stimulus bill that includes money to expand the E-Rate […]
March 1, 2021—The House of Representatives on Saturday morning passed a bill that would fund $7.6 billion, out of the […]
February 25, 2021— Municipalities and the nation’s carriers must work together to deploy and extend networks as the era of […]
February 23, 2021 – AT&T CEO John Stankey said on Tuesday afternoon that the E-Rate program that subsidizes internet for […]
February 16, 2021 – Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said the $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program is currently a […]
February 10, 2021— House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said the committee he heads will be focusing on […]
February 8, 2021—The former head of the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration is recommending the government expand the E-Rate subsidy program, […]
February 8, 2021—On the 25th anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. and Sen. Ed Markey, […]
The Federal Trade Commission on Monday issued orders to nine social media and video streaming companies requiring them to provide […]
December 11, 2020 – Last week we began our broad overview of the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, sweeping […]
Broadband Forum published three new standards Monday that it believes will help promote the mass adoption of 5G and unlock […]
October 24, 2020 — Allen Pratt, executive director of the National Rural Education Association, called for delivering universal home broadband […]
October 15, 2020 — Millions of Americans remain unconnected today, even as broadband connectivity remains vital to countless aspects of […]
The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday advanced the E-SIGN Modernization Act of 2020 and the Government Spectrum Valuation Act of […]
June 24, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission should decrease the amount of money distributed through the Rural Digital Opportunity […]
May 29, 2020 — A slew of bills addressing broadband concerns during the coronavirus pandemic have been proposed, but partisan […]
May 12, 2020 — Education officials catalogued the many government broadband programs devoted to bridging the digital divide affecting tribal […]