The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed allowing schools and libraries to apply for funding from the FCC’s E-Rate program for Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless internet access services that can be used off-premises.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a new order that provides Tribal libraries and other E-Rate participants expanded access to funding to obtain affordable, high-speed broadband services and equipment to connect students and library patrons with online learning opportunities.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced $68 million in funding for its latest round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) awards March 23, as well as its third application window for ECF funding, which it says will likely be the last round before the program’s funding is exhausted.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on petitions to allow E-Rate funding to be used outside of schools and libraries in order to expand connectivity for students doing distance learning, according to a Feb. 1 public notice.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 18 waived gift rules for its Rural Health Care (RHC) and E-Rate programs to allow broadband service providers to support telehealth and remote learning capabilities during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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