FCC Approves $2 Billion for School E-Rate Program

Regulators have just approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so that they can upgrade their WiFi networks, as part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators connect their charges to the Web. In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the FCC greenlit a plan to spend $2 billion over the next two years on subsidies for internal networks.