Tag broadband

Take Advantage of E-Rate Funding

map of US showing counties with above and below-average rates of home internet connectivity
The FCC adopted the E-rate Modernization Order [pdf] on July 11, 2014, to expand broadband capacity for schools and libraries. To take advantage of this new phase of the E-rate program, you have to apply. I won’t lie to you,…

Rural Libraries and the Information Superhighway

dirt road flanked by aspen trees
The FCC estimates that 53% of rural Americans do not have access to the Internet at speeds necessary to fully participate in the modern economy. By championing the cause of affordable rural broadband access, libraries can help their communities shape the advancements of tomorrow.