(Official release) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Friday pledged his agency’s commitment to help restore and expand the U.S. Virgin Islands communications network. After meeting with U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and members of the Hurricane Recovery Task Force, Pai announced $204 million in … Continue reading
Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund (Bringing Puerto Rico Together Fund) and Connect USVI Fund Would Improve Connectivity for Residents WASHINGTON, March 6, 2018—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today proposed to direct approximately $954 million toward restoring and expanding communications networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—networks that were damaged and destroyed during … Continue reading
(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
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