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FCC chief wants more money for high-speed Internet access at schools
FCC chief wants more money for high-speed Internet access at schools

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is seeking a major increase in funding to help boost Internet-access speeds at schools and libraries and expand their Wi-Fi networks. Noting that 63% of schools lack high-speed broadband connections, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Monday that he wants to raise the annual amount the government spends to wire educational faculties through its E-Rate program to $3.9 billion a year from $2.4 billion. “The same digital revolution that gave us Netflix and YouTube has also opened new worlds of educational opportunities for teachers, students and libraries,” Wheeler told reporters on a conference call. “But, unfortunately,...

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