Will FCC seek more Wi-Fi access for schools?

06/11/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to propose a regulatory change to promote Wi-Fi in schools, according to this article, which attributes the information to FCC officials who remain anonymous. At issue is that federal E-Rate funds target high-speed Internet in schools, but they do not cover Wi-Fi access. In the most recent fiscal year, the federal E-Rate fund did not provide for Wi-Fi, Wheeler wrote in a recent blog post.

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