Existing funds would support call for more broadband access
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to announce on Wednesday a move to double broadband funding to schools and libraries.
The $1 billion increase comes from existing eRate funds and will push eRate program funds for broadband grants to $2 billion.
In a recent blog post, Wheeler noted that the FCC is poised to boost eRate funding, adding that a detailed plan is forthcoming.
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