The Federal Communications Commission is engaging Congress to expand funding for in-home connectivity and devices for teachers and students grappling with the coronavirus crisis.
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March 20, 2020
June 14, 2019
Fans of the E-rate worry that rapid progress could be threatened by a Republican-backed effort to place new restrictions on the amount of money the E-rate program can dole out to help schools and libraries improve connectivity.
May 15, 2019
Evan Marwell, the founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, spells out why school internet connectivity is "mission accomplished," what still needs to be done in education technology, and how to push big changes in K-12.
February 20, 2019
More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program's cumbersome bureaucracy.
January 08, 2019
Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders.
April 17, 2018
Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.
April 04, 2018
Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.
March 30, 2018
The FCC is considering a rule that would stop E-rate funds from being spent on telecommunications equipment manufactured by any foreign-based company identified as a threat.
January 25, 2018
From the Lifeline program to E-rate to net neutrality, the current FCC is threatening digital equity, said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
January 09, 2018
President Trump signed orders aiming to make it easier to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land in rural America, but the impact of the orders will likely not be significant.