Schools and libraries need $800 million annually in new E-rate funds to build and maintain adequate internal wireless networks, concludes an analysis from CoSN and EducationSuperHighway.
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May 14, 2014
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March 20, 2014
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February 25, 2014
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February 19, 2014
In response to a court ruling, the Federal Communications Commission said it will put forward rules to protect an open Internet.
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
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