Following the FCC’s Mon announcement to allocate $2bln in E-Rate funding, telecom/tech companies committed more than $750mln in computers, services and software to support President Obama’s push to expand ConnectED, the public/ private partnership program aimed at connecting 99% of schools to HSD in 5 years. The participating companies seemed wireless/tech heavy, with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Microsoft and Apple among the contributors. Here is what the companies have planned—plus cable’s contribution.

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As promised, Sen Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the FCC Process Reform Act of 2014, which aims to streamline the agency and make it more transparent and efficient. More on Heller’s plans here.
 
The Olympics are TV Everywhere’s moment to shine, and Comcast NBCU is doing what it can to get even more people to sample live streaming.
 
Rob Marcus has made it clear that Time Warner Cable is working on changing its image, particularly in terms of the customer experience.

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