The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
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November 17, 2014
November 05, 2014
New York voters approved a $2 billion bond proposal that would provide funding for school technology and broadband infrastructure.
November 03, 2014
Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.
October 17, 2014
Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey.
August 15, 2014
Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.
July 11, 2014
The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.
July 10, 2014
Rural school advocates have questioned whether they will lose money as part of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to change the E-rate, which the commission will consider on July 11.
July 08, 2014
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.
July 02, 2014
The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.
July 01, 2014
Today's FCC report shows how additional E-rate funding will affect students, schools, and libraries in all 50 states over the next five years.