New FCC head Ajit Pai reverses decision to provide internet to low-income families
The chairman announced he would bar nine edtech companies from providing broadband services to low-income households through the FCC's Lifeline program.
FCC vote could help close 'homework gap'
The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote to expand Lifeline on March 31, which would help families get broadband subsidies.
FCC commissioner throws weight behind new 'homework gap' bill
Jessica Rosenworcel appeared alongside Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., during the announcement of the legislation. She has been an outspoken advocate for kids who don't have Internet access.
White House's ConnectHome expands broadband in public housing
The new program, unveiled Wednesday, will reach 275,000 low-income households in 27 cities and help students access the Internet at home.
Edtech amendments to No Child Left Behind rewrite focus on Internet access after school
The rewrite, currently being debated in the Senate, includes 29 amendments. One would create a grant program to engage kids online outside of school.
Senators add voices to 'digital equity' issue, introduce bill
Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., have added their voices to the growing chorus of supporters for increased broadband access for kids.
Trying to bridge digital divide, FCC votes to expand Lifeline
In a 3-2 vote, the FCC decided on Thursday to modernize the Lifeline program to allow low-income Americans to qualify for discount broadband service.
FCC weighs 'Lifeline' for low-income kids without Internet
The Federal Communications Commission will vote whether to adopt new principles that could pave the way for broadband access in millions of low-income homes.
FCC leader warns broadband gap may leave kids behind
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wants to update a federal program started in 1985 to allow families to choose discounts for broadband over phone service.