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FCC approves plan to boost WiFi spending in schools

In a vote that could have dramatic implications for schools in Idaho and across the nation, the Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to put $1 billion a year into WiFi systems. The plan could provide 259,187 Idaho students with WiFi access, according

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Could feds help pay for WiFi in Idaho schools?

The federally administered “e-rate” funding program — much maligned by state elected officials — could actually provide a boon to Idaho. The Federal Communications Commission is looking at new rules that could free up e-rate money for WiFi in 726 Idaho schools

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Idaho Education Network honored for digital innovation

The Idaho Education Network is getting some national attention from the National Journal. On Thursday, National Journal named the statewide broadband system a winner in its annual “Back in Business” list, which honors breakthroughs in categories ranging from health care

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Otter on criticism of Gwartney’s bending state rules: ‘He’s still my friend’

Gov. Butch Otter declined comment on Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones’s finding that Otter’s close friend and business partner bent state contracting rules to help the Idaho’s largest phone company obtain part of a $60 million contract. But Otter said

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