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Tom Wheeler - The Halftime Report

This is a good time to assess what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has accomplished since November 2013 -- and what is to come

Tom Wheeler’s tenure as Federal Communications Commission Chairman is at the halfway point. This is a good time to assess what he has accomplished and what is to come.

Weekly Digest

What Just Happened to NSA Reform?

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Federal Funding Fosters Senior Digital Learning

A small number of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects focused on connecting seniors. Here are a few highlights.

Concern about seniors being left behind in the digital divide is not a recent phenomenon. Some efforts date back to the mid-1990s. Others emerged when the federal government began to pay serious attention about a decade ago.