Universality

School officials in Tennessee have found that merely handing out iPads and Chromebooks does not in itself close the digital divide.
The FCC moved toward giving Internet video streaming services access to cable companies' affiliated programming on equal rates, terms, and conditions.
According to a new FCC report on cable charges, "The price per channel is 14.7 percent lower in effective competition communities than in communities without a finding of effective competition... ?
Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities.
FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel indicate support to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband.
New York's de Blasio administration won approval to replace its system of public pay phones with a network of high-speed Wi-Fi kiosks, called Links.
The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund?s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations.
CWA today congratulated the FCC on its move to raise the annual cap on E-rate funding by $1.5 billion.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote that the E-Rate program, "... is the nation's largest education technology program. It helps schools and libraries in every state, by supporting access to modern communications and the Internet.?
The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annual report says, ?... by the 
end 2014, almost 3 billion people will be using the Internet, up from 2.7 billion at end
 2013.?