Posts Tagged 'National Broadband Plan'

FCC approves changes to E-rate to provide fast, affordable Internet access to schools & libraries

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved changes to the E-rate program.  The changes will provide fast and affordable Internet access to schools and libraries, as well as simplify the application process.  Recommendations from the National Broadband Plan are also included in the changes.  For more information, please see the FCC press release.

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ALA supports Nat’l Broadband Plan’s E-rate changes

In comments submitted by the American Library Association (ALA) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ALA urged the FCC to implement the changes to e-rate included in the National Broadband Plan.  The proposal includes streamlining the application process and working toward meeting the demand, among other things.  For more information, including a link to the comments, see the District Dispatch posting.

ALA Conference program provides insiders look at libraries and national policies

“All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital” was a program offered at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Washington, DC.  Subjects covered including libraries and the national broadband plan, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), cyber security and more.  A video of the program is now available online.  See the District Dispatch posting for more information, including a link to the video.

Library Director testifies in House Broadband hearing

Ms. Rivkah Sass, Director of the Sacramento Public Library System, testified today before a House Subcommittee on the National Broadband Plan, as previously announced.  For a link to the testimony, both written and video, see the District Dispatch posting.

Sacramento PL Director to testify in House Broadband hearing

The Director of the Sacramento Public Library System, Rivkah Sass, will testify on Thursday, May 13th at 10am in front of the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.  The hearing will address issues with the National Broadband Plan.  Ms. Sass will talk about the important role of libraries as anchor institutions.

 For more details, please see the District Dispatch posting.

 If the committee provides a live webcast, it will be available on the Committee on Energy Commerce website.

FCC releases National Broadband Plan; ALA comments

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the National Broadband Plan.   The full text of the National Broadband Plan is available online. 

The American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office continues to analyze and share comments on the National Broadband Plan via the District Dispatch.  Recent postings include:

ALA submits comments to FCC on National Broadband Plan

The American Library Association (ALA) has submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the broadband adoption part of the National Broadband Plan.  ALA pointed out the excellent position that libraries are in to help meet the goals of the plan.  For more details, including a link to the comments, please see the District Dispatch posting.



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