Tom Wheeler

Schools, libraries get full $3.9B in E-Rate funding


The Federal Communications Commission will be able to honor all the funding requests through its E-Rate program for next school year.

FCC expands E-Rate subsidies for rural schools, libraries


The Federal Communications Commission voted Dec. 11 to expand the funding cap for a program that gives schools and libraries in rural and underprivileged areas a chance for better access to Wi-Fi and broadband connections.

Leading tech CEOs back E-Rate modernization


A group of prominent technology executives including HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to adopt chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal for the E-Rate program.

Report: FCC chair wants to improve Wi-Fi in schools


Quoting an anonymous source within the FCC, the Times said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is looking to discuss the issue with the agency’s commissioners during a public meeting July 11, during which he could propose a regulatory change.