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June 03, 2014

Va. Seeks to Lower School Broadband Costs Through Price Transparency

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a partnership with the advocacy group EducationSuperHighway that aims to lower broadband prices for schools by promoting greater price transparency.

June 03, 2014

Lawmakers Send FCC Their Priorities for E-Rate Rule Changes

Lawmakers send the FCC a laundry list of priorities for its forthcoming rule changes to E-Rate.

June 03, 2014

Lawmakers Pressure FCC Ahead of Changes to E-Rate Rules

Lawmakers and lobbyists turn up the heat on the Federal Communication Commission, which has promised to revamp its E-Rate system before the start of the next school year.

May 28, 2014

E-Rate Is Billions Short on Meeting Schools' Wireless-Network Needs, Analysis Finds

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.

December 04, 2013

Gates, Zuckerberg Pour Money Into School Connectivity Plan

Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.

November 13, 2013

Rewrite of E-Rate Program Could Cover Technology Outside Schools

Public comments on E-rate proposals show contrasting views on whether the program funding should support community wireless hotspots away from schools.

September 09, 2013

Students All Need Internet Access At Home As Well As At School, Don't They?

The E-Rate Program has played a critical role in moving our nation's schools into the 21st century, and I wish it had substantially more funding. I am concerned, though, that the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlines changes that will substantially reduce the effectiveness of this critical program.

June 06, 2013

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program

An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.

April 02, 2013

School Districts, Colleges Identify Tech. Infrastructure Shortcomings

Less than a third of IT directors for school districts and colleges say their Internet connectivity is sufficient for downloading digital content.

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