More than two-thirds of Americans are well connected – to the Internet, that is – but schools and libraries aren't, according to new data from the US Department of Commerce. At least, those important institutions' connections are relatively slow. The department this week unveiled BroadbandMap.gov, a search engine that, when you type in an address, city, county, or zip code, tells you what … [Read more...] about US schools & libraries not well connected: Commerce Dept.
E-rate for schools & libraries gets an upgrade
School and libraries are getting what they asked for. Today the FCC announced new rules for the E-rate, one impact of which will be faster connections for schools and libraries who receive the federal funding for Internet connectivity, ConnectSafely's Larry Magid reports in the Huffington Post (78% of them had wanted faster connections, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told Larry in an interview … [Read more...] about E-rate for schools & libraries gets an upgrade