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E-rate cookies and the future of library broadband

So for those E-rate junkies, ALA’s big accomplishment last week was submitting its comments to the FCC on the current E-rate proceeding that, I’m sure you know by now, scrutinizes virtually every major (and a number of not so major)

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Posted in E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

Libraries put BTOP funds to work, strengthening communities nationwide

Earlier this year, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence E. Strickling stated that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) had awarded more than $50 million in Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funding to develop or expand public computer centers in

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Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

Public Libraries: A Lifeline to Technology Resources

New ALA Report “U.S. Public Libraries and BTOP” Shares Community Impacts Today, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and BTOP,” a new report (pdf) that details U.S. library engagement with the Broadband

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Posted in Digital Divide, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

Reminder: Digital Literacy and Libraries Webinar December 11

The American Library Association (ALA) will host the free webinar “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact” on December 11, 2012, from 7 to 8 p.m. EST. The December forum will be hosted by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

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Posted in Digital Literacy, OITP, Webinars

ALA Wastes No Time – Our Work on Digital Literacy

Since the New York Times article “Wasting Time is New Digital Divide” posted on May 29, 2012, we’ve been getting a number of questions along the lines of, “Hey, so is ALA working with the FCC on the digital literacy

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Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, OITP, Telecommunications


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