Districts in Green Bay, Wisc., Forsyth County, Ga., and elsewhere are sending mobile hotspot technology home with students to help those who lack reliable Internet connections away from school.
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February 18, 2014
February 05, 2014
In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.
February 05, 2014
Microsoft, Apple, Sprint, Autodesk and other companies say they will offer $750 million in devices and discounts in support of the Obama administration's plan to expand students' technology access.
February 04, 2014
At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.
February 03, 2014
A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.
January 30, 2014
CEOs have lined up to call for E-rate reforms, and some companies are pledging to provide funds to support increased broadband access.
December 04, 2013
Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.
November 13, 2013
Public comments on E-rate proposals show contrasting views on whether the program funding should support community wireless hotspots away from schools.
November 05, 2013
Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.
October 23, 2013
A new survey from the Consortium for School Networking highlights the challenges schools face when seeking to make technology upgrades through the federal E-rate program.