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ALA files comments to FCC on rural broadband strategy

On March 25, the ALA Washington Office filed comments (pdf) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to the commission’s request for comments (pdf) on a rural broadband strategy. This opportunity gave ALA a platform to communicate how libraries can play a pivotal role in helping rural areas achieve…

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OITP Provides E-Rate Insight in American Libraries Article

Carrie Lowe, Director of OITP’s Program on Networks, recently contributed an article to the October 2008 issue of American Libraries called “Rethinking the E-Rate.” In it, Lowe describes the origins of the E-rate and underscores the importance of this funding in providing telecommunications, Internet access, internal connections, and connection maintenance…

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ALA Comments to FCC on E-rate: Audit Findings Point to Need for Simpler Program

In response to a Notice of Inquiry put forth by the Federal Communications Commission, ALA filed comments on E-rate program oversight. In this proceeding, the Commission asked commenters to consider recent audit findings. ALA’s comments addressed two main points: 1.  E-rate has become so complex with so many nuances that…

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Come Work for the American Library Association’s Public Policy Think Tank in Washington, D.C.

The digital revolution is changing the way Americans access and use information.  How can the Web and other information technologies be used most effectively to provide public access to information in libraries and in general?  What are the key public policy challenges and how should we address them?  If these questions interest you, we invite…

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