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FCC Workshop Highlights Need for Higher Capacity Broadband in Rural Libraries

A farmer in Georgia uses precision agricultural technologies to track and manage his water usage. A veteran in Florida uses specialized video conferencing equipment to consult with his physician remotely, saving him hours in transit to the nearest VA facility. A woman without internet access in Maine uses her public…


OITP hard at work on the first E-rate Notice of Proposed Rule Making

As promised, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the first of several intended Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) outlining proposed changes to the E-rate program (see the FCC’s Press Release for a summary of the NPRM).  According to the FCC the proposed changes will make the program “a more effective…

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