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Gig.U Members Will Compete for $200 Million for Broadband Development
May 25, 2012

The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U) and Gigabit Squared announced the nation’s first multi-community broadband gigabit deployment with the availability …

FCC Seeks Reform of the Way it Collects $8.5 Billion in Annual Universal Service Fund Fees
April 27, 2012

On April 27, 2012, the FCC unanimously voted to overhaul the way it collects approximately $8.5 billion a year in federal Universal Service Fund fees.  The FCC’s overarching goal for this pro…

FCC/U.S. Dept. of Ed. Highlight Drive for K-12 E-Textbooks
April 3, 2012

In his latest "DC News" post, my EDUCAUSE Policy colleague, Greg Haledjian, provided information about a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Department of Educati…

Congressional E-Learning Caucus Taking Shape
February 6, 2012

Last October, U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Jared Polis (D-CO) announced the formation of the Congressional E-Learning Caucus. This body is intended to serve as a commu…

Obama and Higher Ed. Affordability, Accountability, and Technology
February 2, 2012

The recent 2012 State of the Union address has received a great deal of attention for its emphasis on improving college affordability and holding colleges and universities accountable for co…

FCC to Reform Universal Service Fund Contribution Methodology - EDUCAUSE Will Fight for Higher Education
January 20, 2012

A federal program called the Universal Service Fund (USF) collects money by “taxing” interstate and international telephone bills.  This spring, the FCC is likely to start a further rulemak…

FCC Poised to Reform Subsidy Program to Promote Rural Broadband
August 22, 2011

In October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to reach a major decision that is intended to promote greater deployment of broadband networks in rural areas of the country. …

Tweeting and forwarding the way to a Wiscnet reprieve
June 21, 2011

In the wee hours last Thursday morning, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a revised budget proposal that provides a 2-year reprieve for Wiscnet and other key telecommunications activities in…

EDUCAUSE Letter to Wisconsin Governor and Legislative Leadership Supports Cooperative Approaches to Public Networking
June 14, 2011

Over the past fifteen years, education and research in colleges and universities have benefited immensely from cooperative local, state, and national networking initiatives that have provided fl…

The Government is taking over the Internet!!
May 14, 2010

Or so they say…  It seems no meeting or presentation involving any topic of communications policy can resist making a statement on the recent fallout of the Comcast vs. FCC court…