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FCC announces application rules for E-rate pilot program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice detailing the pilot program that was included in the Sixth Report and Order on the E-rate program, released by the Commission at the end of September. The pilot program, E-rate Deployed Ubiquitously 2011 (EDU2011) will look at the benefits and challenges of off-premise…

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ALA seeks clarification while awaiting guidance from FCC on future E-rate changes

Since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the Sixth Report & Order on the E-rate program at the end of September, the library community has closely reviewed it to understand the specific changes made to the program, how they will be implemented, and their overall impact on program applicants.  Because…

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The Order’s out – now what? ALA seeks clarification on FCC E-rate Order

It may appear that all has been quiet in the Washington Office regarding E-rate, but things are never quiet for long with E-rate.  Since the release of the FCC’s Sixth Report and Order on September 28, we have been reviewing the numerous changes in the Order and assessing their potential…

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Topic du jour? Access!

Things are heating up in Washington — and we’re not just talking about the temperature!  Access is the topic du jour this week!  Much is happening on a number of fronts — from Congress to the U.S. Copyright Office to the FCC with regard to access and accessibility.  Advances in…

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