Public comments on E-rate proposals show contrasting views on whether the program funding should support community wireless hotspots away from schools.
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November 12, 2013
November 05, 2013
Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.
October 23, 2013
A new survey from the Consortium for School Networking highlights the challenges schools face when seeking to make technology upgrades through the federal E-rate program.
September 21, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission's proposal to make major changes to the E-rate has drawn comments from dozens of school technology organizations.
September 09, 2013
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.
July 19, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved moving ahead with a rule-making process to make changes to the E-rate program.
July 16, 2013
Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai says schools should be required to contribute one dollar for every three E-rate dollars they receive.
July 03, 2013
Yesterday, fifty national organizations co-signed a letter to the FCC urging them to swiftly implement changes to the E-rate program for President Obama's ConnectED initiative.
June 27, 2013
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the federal program is outdated and needs to be revamped to help modernize schools.
June 18, 2013
Thomas Wheeler, the Obama administration's pick to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged Tuesday to support changes to the E-rate that would boost schools' Web connectivity.