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ALA spotlights broadband in Tribal and rural libraries for National Library Week

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office hosted senior policymakers, librarians and telecommunications experts from across the nation for a National Library Week luncheon panel to discuss broadband in Tribal and rural libraries on Thursday, April 12, in the U.S. Capitol Building. The panel, moderated by National Museum of the…

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Improving Digital Equity: The civil rights priority libraries and school technology leaders share

This blog post, written by Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) CEO Keith Krueger, is first in a series of occasional posts contributed by leaders from coalition partners and other public interest groups that ALA’s Washington Office works closely with. Whatever the policy – copyright, education, technology, to name just a…

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ALA and NCTET celebrate the 20th anniversary of E-rate

Please Note: The Summit has been moved to room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to accommodate our larger than expected number of attendees. This month, ALA is teaming up with the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of E-rate! Join…

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ALA files E-rate comments with the FCC about C2

ALA, along with over 140 libraries and library organizations, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission on its Public Notice seeking information about the E-rate program category two (C2) budgets yesterday. ALA’s comments highlight the fact that libraries are assured access to critical funding for internal connections for the first…

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How fast is fast enough? Comments on FCC broadband deployment report

Since 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been required by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act to periodically release a report assessing the country’s state of advanced telecommunications capability and to adopt measures to measure further broadband deployments. Last Friday, we submitted comments to the FCC raising two issues…

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