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FCC to spend $3.9 billion to expand Internet access to schools in rural and poor areas

Dec 12, 2014 - The Washington Post
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FCC to boost access at struggling schools

The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would probably increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year.

Educators hailed the 60 percent jump in spending, to $3.9 billion, as critical to making sure much of the nation's population is not left behind, particularly as other countrie...