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July 11, 2014

FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines

The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

July 10, 2014

E-Rate Modernization Proposal the Focus of Last-Minute Lobbying

Rural school advocates have questioned whether they will lose money as part of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to change the E-rate, which the commission will consider on July 11.

July 08, 2014

Republican FCC Commissioner Objects to Draft Plans for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.

July 07, 2014

Modernizing E-Rate to Connect Kids

By: Carri Schneider. The potential of technology to personalize learning, to boost achievement and to better equip learners to thrive in college and career is no secret. Yet, to realize this potential, kids must be connected. All kids.

July 02, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

The prospect of an Internet "slow lane" for ed-tech companies that don't "pay to play" raises four areas of concern for these organizations.

July 01, 2014

FCC Report Details State-by-State Impacts of E-Rate Modernization Proposal

Today's FCC report shows how additional E-rate funding will affect students, schools, and libraries in all 50 states over the next five years.

June 20, 2014

Ark. Governor Pushes to Add K-12 Schools to State Broadband Network

High-level efforts are underway to change an Arkansas state law that forbids K-12 schools from accessing a statewide broadband network serving colleges and universities.

June 18, 2014

Consumers Getting Faster Broadband, But Consistency a Concern, FCC Says

Internet service providers relying on older DSL technology struggle to reliably provide the download speeds they advertise, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission.

June 17, 2014

Timing of Changes to E-Rate Will Affect Millions of Students, Says FCC Chair

Federal officials' speed in reworking E-rate policy could determine whether as many as 10 million or as few as 4 million students benefit from improved Wi-Fi.

June 17, 2014

Ed-Tech Leaders Call For Greater Connectivity in Letter to FCC

In an open letter to the FCC, ed-tech companies argue that the competitiveness of U.S. industry and education depends on greater broadband infrastructure.

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