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.
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