Communications, Media & Entertainment

The FCC has adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) proposing to amend its closed captioning rules for video programming.  For programming carried on public, educational, and governmental access (PEG) channels, the Commission has proposed that its captioning registration and certification requirements not apply to video programmers that provide video programming exclusively to PEG

The FCC has approved final E-Rate Program rules aimed at bridging the digital and educational divide.  Schools and libraries can now utilize E-Rate resources to loan out WiFi hotspots, which will provide internet access for individuals without a reliable connection at home.  The new rules specifically: (1) enable schools and libraries to use E-Rate funding