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“How do you plead?” Guilty on all counts for thinking E-rate is cool

#490607823 / gettyimages.com Phone rings. Caller asks: “What are you working on?” Answer: “E-rate.” Dinner conversation: “What did you talk about today, mom?” Answer (supplied by child 2 and 3 in unison): “E-rate.” Latest office joke: “Why is Marijke in

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E-rate never sleeps

As part of the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office’s efforts to make sense of the recent E-rate Modernization Order (pdf), together with the Public Library Association (PLA), we hosted a webinar with key staff from the Federal Communications Commission

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176 pages and many hours distilled into a summary of the July 11 E-rate Order

After checking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website several times each day between July 11 when the Commission adopted an Order in the E-rate Modernization proceeding and when it was released to the public on July 23, things have been

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Take the (library broadband speed) test by August 8!

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks on your libraries, E-rate and calls for improvement

During the ALA Annual Conference that wrapped  up a few weeks ago, the Washington Office secured a video from the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler. We are pleased to share four clips from the video for use

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