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ALA urges FCC to implement E-rate changes proposed in National Broadband Plan

The American Library Association (ALA)’s comments (pdf) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the E-rate program, the program that provides schools and libraries with discounts on telecommunications services, urge the FCC to implement and build upon recommendations proposed in the National Broadband Plan (NBP). The ALA wholeheartedly supports the FCC’s initiative to “maximize the utilization of broadband” and agrees “it ... Read More »

American Library Association outlines positions on National Broadband Plan

After conducting its initial analysis of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan, the American Library Association (ALA) supports several initiatives suggested in the plan, such as the National Digital Literacy Program and the modernization of the E-rate Program. “Other proposals, including the Connect America Fund, Civic Engagement, and Training Teachers in Digital Literacy, are good concepts but call ... Read More »

Open meeting on release of national broadband plan marks the beginning of a long process

After many months of speculation, anticipation, trepidation, and debate, the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan (NBP) was released yesterday. It was officially released just prior to the open meeting held for the Omnibus Broadband Initiative (OBI) team responsible for crafting the NBP to formally present it to the Commission.  Though not as enmeshed in the details of developing ... Read More »

ALA: National Broadband Plan must lead to universal, affordable access

American Library Association (ALA) President Camila Alire today released the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan (NBP): “There are great opportunities proposed in the National Broadband Plan and still much important public debate facing the American public on these critical broadband issues.  As the plan moves forward, it must lead to digital inclusion — not ... Read More »

FCC releases much-anticipated national broadband plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its much-anticipated national broadband plan. The goal of the plan is to connect every American to high-speed broadband. The ALA Washington Office is analyzing the 360-page plan and will promptly post details about how this plan may affect all types of libraries and the communities they serve once the plan has been fully ... Read More »