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ALA and E-rate in the press

For nearly a year-and-a-half, the FCC has been engaged in an ongoing effort to update the E-rate program for the digital age. The American Library Association (ALA) has been actively engaged in this effort, submitting comments and writing letters to

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ALA applauds strong finish to the E-rate proceeding

Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler held a press call to preview the draft E-rate order that will be circulated at the Commission later this week. The FCC invited Marijke Visser, associate  director of the American Library Association’s

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Thinking About Rural

Rural has been on my mind of late. In part because of having traveled recently to a conference in the Midwest and looking out the plane window over the patchwork fields and thinking about how remote some of the farms

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Write an E-rate essay in 1000 words or less

I was just asked if I could summarize the last year’s worth of E-rate work we have done in the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office. Here’s the challenge: Can I do it in two pages or less? Apparently the

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A quiet woo hoo moment at ALA’s Washington Office

#147205418 / gettyimages.com I did not double check, but I think it’s safe to say that most of the last E-rate posts have mentioned somewhere “over the last year” or “about a year ago” or “beginning last summer.” So… Monday,

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