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FCC's Lifeline Reform Makes Digital Inclusion A National Priority | Benton Foundation

FCC's Lifeline Reform Makes Digital Inclusion A National Priority | Benton Foundation | digital divide information | Scoop.it
FCC's Lifeline Reform Makes Digital Inclusion A National Priority [token node pull-quote-1-left]The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to modernize its Lifeline program, beginning to shift the program, which has traditionally made telephone service more affordable, to focus on increasing broadband adoption among low-income consumers.
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URGE THE FCC TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

URGE THE FCC TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Lifeline is a federal program that has connected millions of qualifying low-income households to telephones for more than 30 years. It was established in 1985 to ensure that every resident in the country could access a telephone in the home.
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ConnectEd: Digital technology initiative modernizes U.S. schools - VOXXI

ConnectEd: Digital technology initiative modernizes U.S. schools - VOXXI | digital divide information | Scoop.it
ConnectED is a new digital technology initiative that aims to connect students to the Internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless.
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, July 9, 2013 1:30 AM
• Upgrading connectivity
ConnectED will provide better broadband access for students in rural areas by expanding successful efforts to connect parts of the country that typically have trouble attracting investment in broadband infrastructure.

• Training teachers
Teachers need to be equipped with better tools to help them succeed. This includes new digital education tools that allow for real-time assessments of student learning and enable the creation of interactive online lessons and activities.

• Encouraging private sector innovation
Educational devices supported by high-speed networks give students access to more rigorous and engaging classes, new learning resources, rich visualizations of complex concepts and instruction in any foreign language. Leading digital technology companies are capable of producing feature-rich educational devices that are price-competitive with basic textbooks.



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FCC faces pressure on Internet subsidy plan

FCC faces pressure on Internet subsidy plan | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Industry and consumer groups warn changes could hurt poor Americans.
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The digital divide is alive and well. This is a big problem. There are many areas, poor, distant, rural, urban and minority that are not yet connected.
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The digital divide is alive and well. This is a big problem. There are many areas, poor, distant, rural, urban and minority that are not yet connected.
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FCC Steps Up Efforts to Boost Schools’ Online Access

FCC Steps Up Efforts to Boost Schools’ Online Access | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The FCC is rewriting the E-rate program guidelines after more than 15 years to better suit the needs of today’s schools.
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