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US schools in bid for free fibre

US schools in bid for free fibre

US schools and libraries may be able to tap into unused fibre networks in a bid to boost connection speeds.

On Thursday the US’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal outlining the plan.

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski told BBC News that high-speed web access for schools was vital “in order to participate in a 21st Century economy”.

His remarks came at a conference looking at the role of technology in learning hosted by Common Sense Media.

The non-profit advocacy group’s founder Jim Steyer argued for digital literacy as the next social movement, warning that the US’ education system was in crisis.

Read more/Source: BBC News

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