FCC chairman backs rural broadband trials, Wi-Fi in schools

Tuesday 24 June 2014 | 09:36 CET | News
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed further changes to the E-Rate programme to improve internet access at schools and public libraries. His E-Rate Modernization Order will be considered by the commission at its July meeting. If approved, the number of students benefiting from wireless broadband could more than double, to over 10 million, thanks to additional state funding. The proposal also re-focuses E-rate on the latest technologies, simplifies the application process for schools and libraries and introduces mre transparency in how the money is spent. Wheeler has also proposed extending

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