(via Computing Community Consortium) – The Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun accepting public comment on the impact of natural disasters on the availability of communications and FCC response, through January 22, 2018. Filing # 17-344 Advertisements
FCC Modernizes Lifeline Program FOR THE DIGITAL AGE New Rules Will Help Make Broadband More Affordable for Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission today modernized and reformed its Lifeline program to help low income consumers afford access to the 21st Century’s vital communications network: the Internet. Since 1985, Lifeline … Continue reading
(Georgetown University) – The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business hosted a day-long discussion entitled “The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching Forward” on March 18 at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies as part of its Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation.
A recent study published by the Pew Research Center indicates that there is a significant “homework gap” – the inability of millions of U.S. children aged 6-17 to keep pace with class assignments due to the lack of high speed internet access in their homes – that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may address very … Continue reading
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its Open Internet Order for downloading in Microsoft Word, PDF, and plain text documents. With the guiding principles of a “fast, fair and open” internet, the body elected to institute “Bright Line Rules” to protect the public from limitations of internet access and activity: • No Blocking: broadband … Continue reading
(Washington, DC) – The FCC’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is hosting a webinar for state and local governments on Monday, March 30th, beginning at 1:00pm eastern standard time. The webinar is designed to share vital information about Commission actions and priorities and improve federal, state, and local dialogue and information sharing.