FCC Names Director for Digital Learning

NEW DAWN, NEW DAY, NEW JOB: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that Michael Steffen will serve as its Director of Digital Learning (PDF). This new position is dedicated to delivering better Internet access to schools. Steffen joined the FCC in 2009 and has overseen activities related to universal funding for schools and libraries, along with efforts like Connect America Fund to bring broadband infrastructure to rural America. This appointment comes at a time when senators and non-profits alike are calling for reform of the E-rate program, which subsidizes Internet services for schools.

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