FCC approves $7.1 billion in broadband funds for schools and libraries
The new fund for schools and libraries to improve their internet and devices was approved as part of the American Rescue Plan.
FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools
FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.
Rosenworcel says ISPs are flocking to 'historic' broadband subsidy effort
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency is prioritizing the expansion of broadband access during the pandemic.
Will Jessica Rosenworcel make the FCC's $20 billion broadband auction fair?
Experts are worried that the FCC already mishandled its $20.4 billion broadband auction, but the agency's new chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, could fix it.
FCC announces Broadband Data Task Force
The FCC's new task force will lead the implementation of a new broadband data collection effort that's expected to be more accurate.
With Pai's departure, FCC likely to restore net neutrality, strengthen municipal broadband
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint new FCC leaders who will work more closely with local governments and reinstate Obama-era regulations.
Houston offers technical training to low-income residents, students
The City of Houston and Microsoft have announced a new training program to equip residents for technical career transitions during the pandemic.
For students without home internet during pandemic, could FCC's E-Rate help?
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and many educators continue pressing for expansion of the FCC's E-Rate program, which is currently limited to funding schools and libraries, but Chairman Ajit Pai won't budge.
FCC approves a more accurate broadband data collection method
A more accurate data-collection method will be used to disperse $4.4 billion in broadband infrastructure investment over the next decade.