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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June 17, 2014
June 13, 2014
The Obama administration will today announce the creation of a "hub" to connect tech companies with schools as part of the "ConnectED" plan, and also launch a new effort to connect more Indian schools with high-speed Internet.
June 03, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a partnership with the advocacy group EducationSuperHighway that aims to lower broadband prices for schools by promoting greater price transparency.
June 03, 2014
Lawmakers send the FCC a laundry list of priorities for its forthcoming rule changes to E-Rate.
May 28, 2014
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.
April 10, 2014
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 20, 2014
At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.
March 17, 2014
Funding critical improvements in school broadband requires a "walking away" from costly E-rate subsidies for outmoded technologies, Tom Wheeler tells the Council of Chief State School Officers.
March 06, 2014
A new Federal Communications Commission notice focused on using the E-rate to improve internal connections in schools has drawn criticism, including from the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers' union.
February 05, 2014
In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.