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OGR’s monthly recap: Feb-Mar

In an effort to keep you informed on what’s going on in Washington and the letters that we have sent, OGR will now have a monthly recap.  Being the first of these, today’s blog post will cover both February and

Posted in Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

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

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

OITP expands policy staff

I am pleased to announce that Charles P. (Charlie) Wapner begins work today as an information policy analyst. Charlie will work on a broad range of topics that includes copyright, licensing, telecommunications and E-rate, and provide support for our new

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Posted in E-Rate, OITP, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

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

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