FCC Will Double Funding For Broadband in Schools and Libraries

DOUBLE-DOUBLE: Looks like the FCC got the memo sent by EducationSuperHighway. On Feb. 1 the agency announced it will increase funding for high-speed broadband services for schools and libraries from $1 billion to $2 billion, according to the New York Times. The funds will be made available through changes to the current E-Rate program, which will include eliminating funding for outdated technologies like paging services and email programs. FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, is expected to share more details about changes to E-Rate on Digital Learning Day (Feb. 5); we'll keep you posted.

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