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How many pizzas can you get for $1.5 billion?

Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) brought the E-rate modernization proceeding to a conclusion with all the bravado it deserved. To a packed room, including library directors, teachers, a superintendent, a school principal and a handful of school students from D.C. public schools, the FCC staff presented the E-rate Order…

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E-rate order at the FCC? B-i-n-g-o!

You’re sitting down, right? This Thursday marks the culmination of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-rate modernization proceeding—18 months in the making. The Commissioners will vote on a landmark E-rate order that addresses the broadband capacity gap facing many public libraries and the long-term funding shortage of the E-rate program.…

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The silent dilemma of the digital divide

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, education, government, technology and library experts gathered for “Responding to the Second Digital Divide,” a press briefing that explored the ways that libraries provide Internet access and technology training to their communities. Panelists detailed effective tactics to sustain and improve Internet accessibility in libraries and…

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How libraries are responding to the second digital divide

#171585959 / gettyimages.com An alarming trend is emerging in the United States: In addition to lacking equal access to computers and the Internet, a growing number of Americans do not have the online technology skills needed to complete homework assignments, find jobs, use government services and a host of applications…

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