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FCC finds broadband speed standards sufficient

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put out a fact sheet on their (almost) yearly report on broadband: how it is being deployed and what policymakers consider to be the speeds and what characteristics the FCC will use to determine how it is being deployed. The report keeps some…

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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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Net neutrality protections eliminated in draft FCC order

Last week, we highlighted a disturbing policy change that we had been anticipating for a while: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai’s plan to roll back the net neutrality rules that require internet service providers to treat all internet traffic and services equally. Between Thanksgiving preparations and leftovers, we have…

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Net Neutrality at the end of 2017: What libraries need to know.

Millions of internet users have weighed in — including hundreds of libraries and information professionals — to tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back 2015’s Net Neutrality Order. So what happens now? Flying in the face of this widespread and deep public support for strong net neutrality rules,…

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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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