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Panelists share insights, tools for boosting library and community broadband access at ALA conference

From E-rate to network neutrality, national attention is focused on the “need for (broadband) speed” to support innovation, learning and digital inclusion in the modern world. And yet, too many libraries and communities are in danger of falling behind with

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E-rate’s looming Fiscal Cliff

While Congress and the White House debate how to prevent the looming across-the-board budgets cuts known as sequestration, those of us in the E-rate world are worrying about our own “fiscal cliff.” For the past several years E-rate applicants have

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Are you attending ALA Midwinter? Join us for the Edge Update on Saturday, Jan. 26

Join the Edge Coalition at ALA Midwinter to learn about the completion of Edge Benchmarks Version 1.0 and get an update on the Initiative. The Edge Information Session will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Room

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Report from the Alaska OWL Broadband Sustainability Summit

The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) has brought billions of dollars in investment in broadband infrastructure, public computing centers (PCCs) and broadband adoption efforts. Libraries and their communities have been among the beneficiaries of these funds, particularly as it relates

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OITP Fellow Bob Bocher Selected for U.S. UCAN Advisory Council

The United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) has selected Bob Bocher, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow, to sit on the organization’s first U.S. UCAN Advisory Council. UCAN is an Internet2 program that works with regional research

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