Tag Archives: Michael O’Rielly

ALA celebrates World Wi-Fi Day

Michael Petricone stands with Rep Darrell Issa

Among all their other functions in our communities, libraries are critical spaces for people to access the internet, and they are increasingly doing so wirelessly via Wi-Fi. Virtually all public libraries in the U.S. provide Wi-Fi to patrons. By doing so, libraries serve as community technology hubs that enable digital opportunity and full participation in the nation’s economy. Wi-Fi is ... Read More »

Idaho library welcomes FCC Commissioner

The article below comes from Ann Joslin, who is the Idaho State Librarian and president of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). On August 19, 2014, Idaho had the privilege of hosting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O’Rielly at LinkIDAHO’s Broadband Summit in Boise. He was the keynote speaker and moderated a panel discussion on “Filling the ... Read More »

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 experts, and telecommunications leaders to help the FCC generate policies that will impact high-speed internet deployment in rural, high-cost areas. ... Read More »

ALA ready to bring high-capacity broadband to libraries with FCC’s O’Rielly and Wheeler

The American Library Association congratulates Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly on their Senate confirmation to the Federal Communications Commission. As Senator Thune referenced in Wheeler’s nomination hearing last June, this is a pivotal time in communications history and it is prime time for visionary leadership. ALA is ready to shape a vision for broadband access for America’s libraries and the ... Read More »