Report: E-Rate Changes Would Emphasize Wi-Fi for Schools, Libraries
The FCC is considering changes to the E-rate program aimed at speeding the deployment of Wi-Fi within schools and libraries. The commission proposes to make permanent certain budget changes adopted on a limited-time basis several years ago.
Traditionally, category one services were prioritized, and most funding requests for category two services were denied because of insufficient budget, the FCC explains in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) adopted last month and made public yesterday. But in 2014, the commission temporarily changed how funding decisions are made with the goal of shifting more funding toward category two services.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.