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Offline News  
#1 Posted : Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:05:14 AM(UTC)
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Although the FCC is drawing the ire of many for its new stance on net neutrality, it’s important to remember that the agency is also doing good work to get Internet access to people who will certainly benefit from it. The FCC is “modernizing” its E-rate program to increase broadband Internet access into schools and libraries all over the country, including in rural areas.

This week, the FCC hit the $1 billion funding mark, which is quite fast for the E-rate program, meaning that broadband is getting into schools more rapidly and more cheaply.

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A large part of the FCC’s push to manage the E-rate program better is to get WiFi into schools; along with broadband, that obviously allows whole classrooms to make much more efficient use of the Internet access available.

After a visit to a secondary school in Virginia this spring, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler penned a blog post noting that some 60% of American schools lack sufficient WiFi capabilities to serve students. He hopes that the changes in the E-rate program will cause a significant impact in schools and libraries by the 2015 school year.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:10:52 PM(UTC)
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"it’s important to remember that the agency is also doing good work"


Are you nuts??? The FCC is in the process of murdering the Internet as we know it in pure cold blood, and "they also doing good work"??? There this psychopath pedophile murdered John Smith that fixed stuff around my house for free! What a great guy! This is what you just said about the FCC...


There is NOTHING those revolving door corporate shills do, that can be even remotely qualified as "good". Good maybe for the telecom cartel, but definitively not good for the 99% rest of us. The FCC, in its current form, is a cancer that must be dismantled and eradicated.


Tom Wheeler, traitor to the nation, slave to its corporate master, is the first one that must go, effective immediately. Net neutrality must become a constitutional right and ISP must be labeled as common carrier. NOTHING less will do. "Doing good work" my a$$ Pffff...


PS: how much the FCC paid you so tell this "story"?

Offline CliffVincent  
#3 Posted : Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:44:11 PM(UTC)
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no reason to trust them at all

Offline LLeCompte  
#4 Posted : Monday, June 23, 2014 8:59:04 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, getting more comcast internet to the masses is what they are doing. I mean it is what comcast pays them for.

Offline SethColaner  
#5 Posted : Monday, June 23, 2014 12:30:16 PM(UTC)
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It's a mistake to cast people you disagree with as purely evil monsters. That's bad logic and is almost never true.


It is true that the FCC, under Tom Wheeler, is making some terrible mistakes, and we've been critical of those. (And I'm not making any accusations here, but it's possible that there's political skulduggery afoot.) But that doesn't mean the agency is incapable of some good things, too.

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