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SHLB Coalition Requests Community Anchors to be Covered by Upcoming USF Report and Order
October 26, 2011

The FCC is expected to adopt a Report and Order on Thursday, Oct. 27, that will dramatically reform the way telecommunications services are deployed in rural areas of the country.  The FCC is t…

EDUCAUSE Coalition Visits U.S. Senate Offices Regarding Network Neutrality Rule
October 25, 2011

EDUCAUSE has advocated at the Federal level the past few years for Open Internet policies regarding the commercial Internet.  We support the FCC’s Report and Order that will become effective…

FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Releases E-Rate Eligible Services List for Funding Year 2012 (9-29-11)
September 30, 2011

On 9-29-11, the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) released by Order (DA No. 11-1600) the Eligible Services List (ESL) to support E-rate recipients for Funding Year 2012.  See: http://hrau…

OMB Signs Off On FCC Net Neutrality Rules
September 13, 2011

On September 12, 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) signed off on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Open Internet Order (aka Net Neutrality) following their review of …

SHLB Coalition Comments on USF-ICC Transformation Show Support of Community Anchors
August 25, 2011

Yesterday (August 24, 2011) the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition ( ) provided the FCC with comments in response to the "Further Inquiry Into Certain …

The FCC and Network Neutrality
May 19, 2010

“Network neutrality” refers to the principle by which Internet access is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, treating all legal content the same regardless of the source or destin…

The Third Way: A Narrowly Tailored Broadband Framework
May 6, 2010

Many have asked about the FCC’s next steps in view of the recent decision in the Comcast case. The FCC Chairman describes a path forward, which will begin with seeking public comment on a …

FCC Approves White Spaces and Erate Reforms
September 23, 2010

As the “FCC authority over broadband” issue and Net Neutrality appear to have reached an impasse (once again), the Agency moved ahead today and delivered some good news to the EDUCAUS…

“Third Way” may be the lever to resolve the debate over net neutrality
June 16, 2010

Just as I wrote earlier that net neutrality proponents may have won by losing the Comcast vs. FCC decision; it appears that Chairman Genachowski’s Third Way proposal may be the lever t…

Frontier agrees to meet the needs of anchor institutions
May 24, 2010

For EDUCAUSE members who work on rural campuses that are struggling to get sufficient broadband access…. at least 1 Gbps… the FCC remembered you in their recent order granting pe…