Voting along party lines, the FCC approves more funding for Wi-Fi connectivity—but doesn’t raise the funding cap

[caption id="attachment_150610" align="alignleft" width="150"]FCC The FCC's vote marks an 'important early victory' for students, CoSN said.[/caption]

In a split decision along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to move ahead with a plan to modernize the eRate by increasing the amount of money available for high-speed internet access in schools.

The agency on July 11 approved a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to retool the eRate to focus on expanding Wi-Fi connectivity...

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