A new Federal Communications Commission notice focused on using the E-rate to improve internal connections in schools has drawn criticism, including from the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers' union.
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March 06, 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 02, 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 29, 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 20, 2013
In his last press conference of 2013, President Obama cited his digital education agenda as an effort that will go forward without the need for congressional approval.
November 22, 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 12, 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 03, 2013
Public comment on the FCC's proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program has been suspended due to the partial government shutdown.