FCC officials pledge to usher in reforms that expand broadband in rural areas

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® A hearing held by the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Financial Service and General Government Subcommittee panel to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s FY 2018 budget request turned quickly from budgetary matters to the agency’s plans to expand high-speed broadband. Questions also arose regarding the FCC’s ability to carry out its essential duties with fewer staff under the new administration. More…

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