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August 11, 2015 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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E-rate Program Update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pushed back its Sept. 1 deadline for providing schools funding for wireless and internet upgrades as part of the E-rate program, according to FedScoop. The new goal is to get the about $3.9 billion in promised funds distributed to schools across the U.S. by Sept. 24.

Although the FCC had not set a deadline for funding in prior years, it changed its process so that the money could be available at the start of the school year in September. Previously, reports FedScoop, “sometimes the process would stretch out for a year or more, which meant schools did not have Internet access and upgrades they needed. Many times, schools would resubmit bids the next year for the same project.” Applicants for funding can now keep track of their requests online.

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