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FCC updates funding mechanism for educational Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to make it easier for Wi-Fi projects at schools and libraries to be funded under federal mechanisms.

The FCC tested out a “category two” budget approach for five years under its E-Rate program (which focuses on universal service support for educational institutions and libraries. It established five-year budgets for schools and libraries with a set amount of support internal connections — which are typically Wi-Fi networks. (Category one funding is for connectivity to schools and libraries; category two involves connections within those schools and libraries.)

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