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FCC Library Creates Buzz, Showcases DC-area Public Libraries

On Wednesday April 17, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Library held their 10th Annual Library Open House. The open house provides an opportunity for those within the FCC to experience the latest in cutting-edge technology to access content and to

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ALA thanks FCC Chairman Genachowski for library engagement

While it’s a tradition that many top administration posts will turn over in a president’s second term, the American Library Association (ALA) is sorry to hear that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will step down (pdf) in the coming weeks. From

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

FCC Chairman Addresses ALA Conference, Role of Libraries in Digital Literacy

In a video released at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski thanked librarians and library supporters for their role in supporting digital literacy. The ALA and the Institute of Museum and Library

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Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, OITP

ALA applauds announcement of FNPRM on digital literacy training in libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes today’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order (pdf) voted on by the Commission that will reform the Lifeline program.  ALA has been monitoring this proceeding and is pleased to note that the Commission will be

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ALA welcomes inclusion of digital literacy in FCC Lifeline and Linkup modernization proposal

The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes today’s remarks of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Genachowski on the modernization of the Lifeline and Linkup programs.  The Chairman underscored the Commission’s continued commitment to digital literacy training in order to bolster broadband

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