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LPTV Group Urges FCC to Consider Datacasting to Close ‘Homework Gap’

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ARK Multicasting touts benefits of broadcasts’ ‘one to many’ advantages over unicast for remote learning

An LPTV station group has asked the FCC to consider the benefits of datacasting via over-the-air broadcasting when doling out funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund for educational devices and connections. 

Last month, the commission issued a public notice for input on the $7 billion fund, which was part of the recently enacted nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The fund is designed to help promote and enhance broadband connectivity for rural and low-income households needing remote education services. 

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