Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.
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November 22, 2013
November 12, 2013
Public comments on E-rate proposals show contrasting views on whether the program funding should support community wireless hotspots away from schools.
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.
October 03, 2013
Public comment on the FCC's proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program has been suspended due to the partial government shutdown.
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 20, 2013
Public comments on the FCC proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program show a split on the call for new funding.
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 26, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments until Sept. 16 on a proposal to restructure the funding, priorities, and transparency of the E-rate program.
July 19, 2013
Following testimony from Maine state librarian Linda Lord, FCC commissioners voted to publicly release a plan for the federal E-rate program.