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May 17, 2017

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-Rate program.

April 19, 2017

FCC Chairman Wants E-Rate Application Process Improved

An online application portal has "serious flaws" and is over budget, harming schools and libraries seeking funds for telecommunications services, said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

April 17, 2017

"Personalized Learning" Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts' Needs

Personalized learning can bring more courses and instructional experiences to rural communities, but internet access remains a barrier, according to a new guidebook from the Future Ready Schools project.

April 05, 2017

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.

February 08, 2017

Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program's Success

The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

December 15, 2016

FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who led a reform of the E-rate program and promoted "net neutrality," will step down on Jan. 20.

November 23, 2016

Cybersecurity, Safety Among Schools' Top Buying Priorities, Analyses Find

Districts can pay for cybersecurity software with the E-rate program, one report finds, while another shows a strong interest in procuring goods and services for school safety.

September 15, 2016

E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Connections Keep Growing

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.

May 13, 2016

$45 Million in Bond Funds to Flow to N.Y. Schools for Technology

Fifty-two New York districts will receive technology funds following the first meeting of the review board for a massive new state bond program.

January 21, 2016

Price Transparency Tool Aims to Help Schools Get More Affordable Bandwidth

A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.

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