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176 pages and many hours distilled into a summary of the July 11 E-rate Order

After checking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website several times each day between July 11 when the Commission adopted an Order in the E-rate Modernization proceeding and when it was released to the public on July 23, things have been

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks on your libraries, E-rate and calls for improvement

During the ALA Annual Conference that wrapped  up a few weeks ago, the Washington Office secured a video from the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler. We are pleased to share four clips from the video for use

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Heading to Las Vegas while the stakes are high in DC

Today the ALA Annual conference begins in Las Vegas. Despite the 100+ heat, it will be a welcome hiatus from the E-rate heat I’m leaving behind in DC. We’re down to the wire on the next phase of the FCC’s E-rate

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ALA encouraged by FCC Chairman’s commitment to a multi-stage E-rate reform

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-rate modernization proceeding is one of the most consequential public policy discussions in a decade. The success of this proceeding is essential to enable libraries and schools to meet the needs of America’s communities in

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Game on (redux) for network neutrality

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on ensuring the Open Internet. This marks (another) beginning in our work to advocate for enforceable rules that protect equitable access to online information. The American

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