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Up Next? E-rate and it’s worth the wait

We’re not sure how you best characterize waiting with your finger poised over the refresh key anticipating the release of an FCC Public Notice. But, nonetheless, we at ALA were not the only ones who impatiently awaited the latest installment

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

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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Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later

It’s been ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act—the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software in exchange for certain federal funding—was upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional. During the past decade,

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Posted in Events, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, OITP, Public Libraries

21st century teens and 21st century library services: A call to action

This article was written by Chris Harris, school library system coordinator, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (NY) and chair of the ALA OITP Advisory Committee. YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association (ALA), today released

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A lull in the E-rate action?

If there is such a thing, this may be a quiet period for the ongoing E-rate proceeding that officially started in July with the FCC’s release of the E-rate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking now that the official comment periods are

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