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September 16, 2014

Teaching, Learning Transformed by Broadband in Rural Maryland

Funding from the Connect Ed program has allowed the rural district to upgrade its infrastructure and provide high-speed Internet access to students and teachers.

June 18, 2014

Schools' Deadline to Access ConnectED Corporate Donations Fast Approaching

Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

June 16, 2014

Schools Must Act Fast to Apply for ConnectED Donated Goods, Services

Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

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.

May 27, 2014

Ed-Tech Company's Bankruptcy Leads FTC to Step In on Data Privacy

The potential sale of 20 million student records by ConnectEDU, an ed-tech company that filed for bankruptcy in April, draws action from the Federal Trade Commission.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

April 10, 2014

Big Difference in Prices Districts Pay for Web Connectivity, Analysis Finds

An examination of applications for the federal E-rate program shows big disparities in the amounts that school districts pay for connectivity to the Internet.

April 10, 2014

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools, E-Rate Analysis Shows

Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.

March 05, 2014

Comcast Extends 'Internet Essentials' Program to Offer Broadband to Needy Families

The telecommunications giant is extending the program indefinitely beyond its original June 2014 end date, and expanding eligibility to more families.

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