FCC commissioner throws weight behind new ‘homework gap’ bill


The FCC commissioner appeared alongside Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., during the announcement of the legislation in Vermont. She has been an outspoken advocate for kids who don't have Internet access.

White House’s ConnectHome expands broadband in public housing


The new program, unveiled Wednesday, will reach 275,000 low-income households in 27 cities and help students access the Internet at home.

Edtech amendments to No Child Left Behind rewrite focus on Internet access after school


The rewrite, currently being debated in the Senate, includes 29 amendments. One would create an innovative grant program to engage kids on the Internet out of school.

Senators add voices to ‘digital equity’ issue, introduce bill


On the same day that the FCC voted to modernize the Lifeline program to include broadband services, Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., introduced a bill called the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015.

Trying to bridge digital divide, FCC votes to expand Lifeline


The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to expand the Lifeline program to allow low-income Americans to qualify for broadband service.

FCC weighs ‘Lifeline’ for low-income kids without Internet


The FCC will decide this week whether to move ahead with a proposal that could lead to an expansion of broadband in low-income homes.