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ALA to participate in IMLS hearing on libraries and broadband

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 9:30–11:30 a.m., leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a public hearing hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that will explore

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Two billion for E-rate provides “2-for-1” benefits”

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) called on (pdf) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy newly identified E-rate program funding to boost library broadband access and alleviate historic shortfalls in funding for internal connections. In response to the FCC’s

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404 Day: Stopping excessive internet filtration

Every day, libraries across the country are routinely overblocking content far more than is necessary under the law in order to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ

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Posted in E-Rate, Intellectual Freedom, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries

FCC Workshop Highlights Need for Higher Capacity Broadband in Rural Libraries

A farmer in Georgia uses precision agricultural technologies to track and manage his water usage. A veteran in Florida uses specialized video conferencing equipment to consult with his physician remotely, saving him hours in transit to the nearest VA facility.

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Libraries gearing up for a gig: An anchor for rural America

This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will dive into broadband needs and challenges in rural American communities during an all-day workshop that will take place in Washington, D.C. The workshop will bring together educators, decision makers, policy and technology

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