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FCC to Spend $2 Billion to Improve Wi-Fi in Schools

Schools Wi-Fi

Schools Wi-Fi

 

The Federal Communications Commission plans to spend $2 billion in the next two years to ensure American students have access to fast Wi-Fi networks at schools and libraries.

 
Schools have complained for years that their Internet connections are too slow to take advantage of new educational tools. Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his long-awaited plan to revamp the E-Rate program, which funds communications services at schools and libraries. The FCC plans to spend $1 billion in both 2015 and 2016 to connect an additional 10 million students to Wi-Fi, and will wind down funding for landlines, pagers and other non-broadband services.