To facilitate the provision of fixed and mobile broadband access in schools and other locations, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments about how best to reconfigure a substantial portion of federal airwaves now dedicated to educational broadcasts.

The commission hopes its proposed rules changes will spawn competition, innovation, and investment in wireless broadband services, as well as build out the educational services offered within the spectrum band in question. But critics fear the proposal actually will undermine the delivery of educational services to students and teachers by eroding the number of license holders...

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