U.S. FCC moves to reform E-Rate subsidy for Internet at schools

Obama uses a magnifying glass to play a game with children in a pre-kindergarten classroom at College Heights early childhood learning center in DecaturBy Alina Selyukh (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Communications Commission moved on Friday to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter transition to the digital era. The FCC voted to propose various changes to how schools apply for and spend funds from the E-Rate program; for instance ensuring that the program would prioritize investments in faster broadband connections over some older technologies it also supports. Obama urged the FCC last month to expand the E-Rate program so that 99 percent of U.S. …


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