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National Broadband Plan: E-Rate changes are welcome news
As more details of the FCC's National Broadband Plan emerge, it looks as though the antiquated E-rate rules that prevent many schools from sharing their Internet access with their communities will be changing. E-Rate, a program that subsidizes large percentages of Internet access for schools and libraries in poor and rural communities, is slated for "tweaking" under the plan.
100Mbps to the home? How about to schools instead?
The FCC is proposing a "National Broadband Plan" that would have 100 million homes hitting 100Mbps speeds in 10 years. While the plan itself has both its critics and supporters, as well as optimists and pessimists regarding its chances of success, I still have to wonder if it wouldn't be more realistic and useful to direct broadband expansion to schools, hospitals, and other institutions rather than to home users.