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Digital Textbook Playbook

The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country. The playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that have engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.

The Digital Textbook Playbook was developed by the Digital Textbook Collaborative, a joint effort of industry stakeholders, school officials and nonprofit leaders to encourage collaboration, accelerate the development of digital textbooks and improve the quality and penetration of digital learning in K-12 public education. The collaborative was convened by the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education and builds upon the FCC’s National Broadband Plan and the Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan.

Chairman Genachowski Joined Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan to Advance U.S. Efforts on Digital Learning

FCC Tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting

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Released: January 25, 2012

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Chairman Genachowski 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

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Released: January 12, 2012

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FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For January Open Meeting

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Released: January 10, 2012

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Fact Sheet: Genachowski Addresses Smart Govt. and Reforms to Lifeline

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Released: January 9, 2012

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Genachowski Remarks on Reforming and Modernizing the Lifeline Program

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Released: January 9, 2012
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI
REMARKS ON REFORMING AND MODERNIZING THE LIFELINE PROGRAM
THIRD WAY
WASHINGTON, DC
JANUARY 9, 2012
Thank you Matt [Bennett] for that introduction and for welcoming me to Third Way – a perfect venue for a
talk on smart, responsible government.
Thank you all for coming. I know there’s a lot of competition for your attention.
You’ve got the football playoffs, the New Hampshire primary, or a policy speech.
Once again, you have chosen the less obvious, but wise, third path.
It’s a pleasure to be here to talk about our proposal to reform and modernize Lifeline – an FCC
program fulfilling the Congressional directive to help ensure low-income Americans have phone service.
This is one of many FCC initiatives to harness the opportunities of communications technology
to benefit our economy and all Americans.
It’s an important part of our ongoing effort to modernize our programs for broadband, and to
ensure that they are efficient and fiscally responsible.
What’s our mission at the FCC?
Since becoming Chairman I’ve worked to focus the agency on driving innovation and
investment, promoting competition, and empowering consumers.
There’s never been a more exciting – and challenging – time to be at the FCC.
Broadband Internet – wired and wireless – is the most transformative new technology since
electricity.
It’s changing almost every aspect of our economy and our lives.
That’s why we developed America’s first National Broadband Plan – a comprehensive strategy
to build a world-leading broadband infrastructure and bring the benefits of high-speed Internet to

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January 9, 2012, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Third Way, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 501, Washington, D.C. 20036

FCC Chairman Genachowski delivered remarks at Third Way in Washington, D.C. to address the agency’s ongoing efforts to modernize programs for the digital age and ensure that they are efficient and fiscally responsible. Genachowski also outlined his proposed reforms to the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline program to combat waste, fraud, and abuse and advance broadband adoption.

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