Bulletins

Issued: 4/16/2013

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Appoints Director of Digital Learning to Lead FCC Education Technology Initiatives.

Issued: 4/15/2013

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will join the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow, the Washington think tank announced Monday.

Issued: 3/12/2013

WASHINGTON — The $2.3 billion federal E-Rate program, which subsidizes basic Internet connections for schools and libraries, should be overhauled and expanded to provide those community institutions with new,lightning-fast connections to the Web, the chairman of a Senate committee that oversees the F.C.C. said Tuesday.

Issued: 3/12/2013

Pursuant to section 54.703(c) of the Commission’s rules, the Wireline Competition Bureau(Bureau) seeks nominations for the following board member positions on the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The terms expired on December 31, 2012.

Issued: 3/11/2013

Pursuant to section 54.507(a) of the Commission's rules, the Wireline Competition Bureau announces that the E-rate program funding cap for funding year 2013 is $2,380,314,485. Section 54.507(a)(1) of the Commission's rules requires an adjustment of the E-rate program’s annual cap based on the gross domestic product chain - type price index (GPD - CPI) measure of inflation. The new cap represents a 1.8% inflation - adjusted increase from funding year 2012's cap of $2,338,786,577. The Commission began indexing the annual funding cap to inflation in 2010 to allow the E-rate program to keep pace with the changing telecommunications needs of schools and libraries.

Issued: 2/22/2013

Government regulators see 'non-compliance' among some Jewish schools but no fraud charges.

Issued: 2/19/2013

Service providers haul in millions in tech funds for schools and libraries, but some don't even have websites.

Issued: 2/15/2013

How does a community that rails against the Web pull in $30 million in one year for its schools from the E-rate program?

Issued: 2/12/2013

Washington, D.C. – Today the FCC announced that savings from its comprehensive reform of Lifeline are on track to reach at least an additional $400 million in 2013, adding to the more than $214 million saved in 2012 by cutting waste, fraud, and abuse.

Issued: 2/5/2013

Internet Cafes Get Cash. But What Makes Them Libraries? Down a gritty dead-end alley in ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, past a loading dock and a couple of dumpsters, a set of stairs leads up to a small room with bare walls and a dozen computers.