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CNET: FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is on a mission to hook up schools with faster Internet.

Wheeler on Monday laid out a plan to increase the so-called E-Rate fee on phone bills — a longtime program that funds Internet access to schools and libraries — by 16 cents a month, or just under $2 a year, as part of a more aggressive plan to get wider and faster Internet access to schools and libraries in the US. The current fee is 99 cents a month.