Kids on the Internet

High Speed Internet in SchoolsThe Federal Communications Commission has been working to beef up internet access across the US, and it’s just voted to move ahead with a proposal that’ll help to bring high-speed internet connections into almost every school in the nation. The proposal would overhaul the government’s E-Rate program, which was established in 1997 to help connect schools and libraries to the web. According to The Hill, the program still focuses on dated technologies — such as paging and phone directory tools — but the new plan would prioritize wireless networking equipment that’s capable of handling a high number of users at high speeds. The FCC is now looking into how it can best alter the E-Rate program to provide those modern tools. The proposal is part of President Obama’s ConnectEd initiative, which was revealed last month.

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