The commission voted 3-2 to invite public comments about restructuring the Lifeline Program to cover more affordable broadband access for low-income families.
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June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015
The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.
May 14, 2015
A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.
April 29, 2015
Common Sense Media announced the launch of a $20 million national education-advocacy effort that the organization's CEO says is meant to make it an "AARP for kids" in terms of its reach.
March 23, 2015
In the wake of a judge's ruling that voided the state's contract with broadband providers, Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna resigns.
March 17, 2015
Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.
March 13, 2015
A new white paper from Center for Promise explores the experiences of several districts implementing educational technology, and the lessons that can be applied to other K-12 systems.
March 09, 2015
Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.
February 13, 2015
A judge Wednesday reaffirmed his November ruling that the state's $60 million broadband contract had been awarded illegally.
February 03, 2015
President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.