Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel testifies during an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill on June 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Jonathan Newton / Pool / Getty Images)

FCC to vote on $200 million cybersecurity program for schools, libraries

The FCC announced that it will vote next month on the $200 million pilot Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Program.
Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel speaks about the Affordable Connectivity Program in Washington, D.C. in February 2022. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

FCC seeks to expand E-Rate program to fund Wi-Fi hotspots

Two FCC commissioners have expressed dissent against the proposed changes to the E-Rate program, arguing they would extend powers beyond the scope of the agency.
Sen. Patty Murray
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing to discuss President Bidens fiscal year 2023 budget request for the National Institute of Health on May 17, 2022. (Anna Rose Layden / Pool / AFP / Getty Images)

FCC’s E-Rate program needs to cover cybersecurity, senators told

Amy McLaughlin, head of the cybersecurity program at K-12 tech group CoSN, said E-Rate needs to be updated to cover network defenses.