May 24, 2022

Libraries Will Be Part of a New FCC "Push for Digital Learning"

From an Article by Sara Jerome on

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski is planning to announce the agency’s biggest push yet to connect students to mobile broadband outside the classroom.

At an event in New York City on Wednesday, Genachowski will unveil a list of twenty schools and libraries that the agency plans to connect to the wireless Internet, so students can use digital text books and interactive learning applications on and off school grounds.

The pilot program is an effort to test how E-rate, the FCC’s education funding program, can provide students with mobile technology. E-rate has traditionally paid for technology that stays anchored to the classroom or in local libraries.

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