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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5E1ShbPqE4D3185e2amBI8q-Gs2-tXB1 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

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E-rate modernization: Take a breath, now back to work

July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in a 3-2 vote along party lines to move forward on the next phase of the E-rate Modernization proceeding. The resulting E-rate Report and Order, not yet publicly released, will focus on

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Policy discussions continue at ALA Annual Conference in Vegas

More than 19,000 librarians, vendors and library supporters attended this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, which took place in Las Vegas from June 26-July 1, 2014. Large numbers of attendees participated in ten policy sessions hosted by

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Vermont State Librarian testifies on the importance of an open internet at Senate hearing

Today, Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid voiced(pdf) the concerns of our nation’s libraries about the importance of an open Internet at a U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary field hearing. Led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in support of network

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Heading to Las Vegas while the stakes are high in DC

Today the ALA Annual conference begins in Las Vegas. Despite the 100+ heat, it will be a welcome hiatus from the E-rate heat I’m leaving behind in DC. We’re down to the wire on the next phase of the FCC’s E-rate

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