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.
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September 15, 2016
September 08, 2016
State and federal officials convened on Capitol Hill for the release of SETDA's latest report that calls for more robust broadband connections to schools and a bridging of the homework gap.
June 14, 2016
The powerful D.C. circuit court gave the Federal Communications Commission a major win by sustaining controversial 2015 rules that protect an "open" internet.
May 13, 2016
Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.
March 18, 2016
New subsidies for home-broadband access and more public Wi-Fi are among the strategies Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wants to see the FCC adopt.
February 18, 2016
The Consortium for School Networking issued a report intended to help districts gather information about off-school connectivity and then provide solutions for students lacking access.
February 03, 2016
Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
January 21, 2016
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December 01, 2015
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November 23, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.