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August 08, 2017

E-Rate, Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Treasury

The move, which would take effect in 2018, comes in the wake of a recommendation by the federal Government Accountability Office.

June 29, 2017

Trump Names Nominees to Fill Empty FCC Seats, With High Stakes for Schools

If confirmed by the Senate, Republican Brendan Carr and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would bring the Federal Communications Commission back to full strength.

June 27, 2017

1,200 Educators Sign Letters Lobbying Congress to Protect Ed Funding

A full-court press is on at ISTE 2017 to get educators to write their legislators about lagging federal funding for schools.

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The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.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

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