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August 15, 2017

Comcast Expands Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

Comcast will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households.

February 08, 2017

Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program's Success

The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

December 20, 2016

Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016

From the maker movement to online testing to the digital divide, 2016 was a big year for high-quality research on the promise and peril of educational technology.

December 15, 2016

FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who led a reform of the E-rate program and promoted "net neutrality," will step down on Jan. 20.

October 18, 2016

Cautious Clicker or Traditional Learner? Pew Looks at Adults' 'Digital Readiness'

More than half of U.S. adults are "relatively hesitant" when it comes to using technology for personal learning, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

October 13, 2016

Telecom Sprint Launches Campaign to Close 'Homework Gap'

The wireless provider pledges to bring connectivity to 1 million impoverished students, by offering them free smartphones, tablets, laptops, and "hotspot" devices.

September 15, 2016

E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Connections Keep Growing

School and library requests for federal support for many high-speed Internet connections more than doubled since 2015, according to a new analysis by Funds for Learning.

June 27, 2016

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident About Ed Tech, Survey Finds

Teachers' confidence in ed tech varies based on the type of school they work in, concludes an analysis from the Education Week Research Center.

May 13, 2016

$45 Million in Bond Funds to Flow to N.Y. Schools for Technology

Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.

April 09, 2016

In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds

Low-income Florida students are more likely than their affluent peers to use classroom software for drill-and-kill practice, according to new research.

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