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What good is a gig?

This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, we at the Center for Digital Inclusion, Graduate School of Library and Information

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Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Telecommunications

South by Southwest Interactive rocked my world

ALA OITP’s new Policy Revolution! initiative recently led me to the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 Interactive conference, along with an invitation to speak and opportunity to staff a busy SXSW library booth. The Policy Revolution! project expands and deepens

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Posted in Events, OITP, Washington Office News

ALA joins WifiForward initiative

Ten years ago, only about 18 percent of public libraries offered free public access to Wi-Fi. Now it’s nearly ubiquitous in communities of all sizes. Wireless access not only enables our library patrons to bring their own devices to access

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Posted in OITP, Public Libraries

ALA, ARL and EDUCAUSE re-engage FCC on network neutrality

One of my first projects when I joined the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy was to work with colleagues in the Office of Government Relations to advocate around the development of what would become the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)

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Posted in Network Neutrality, OITP

FCC: The time is now to speed library broadband connections

In the long series of events that is the path to E-rate modernization, yesterday marked a rhetorical high point for libraries so far. Invoking Thomas Jefferson as he helped open the 2014 Digital Learning Day at the Library of Congress,

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Posted in E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

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