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January 21, 2016

Price Transparency Tool Aims to Help Schools Get More Affordable Bandwidth

A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.

November 23, 2015

Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.

November 19, 2015

Big Progress, Hurdles on School Internet Connectivity, Analysis Finds

A new analysis of federal E-rate application data by broadband advocacy group EducationSuperHighway found improvements in schools' access to affordable Internet service.

November 04, 2015

Fast, Affordable Internet Remains Challenge for Many Schools, Survey Finds

Fewer than half of district leaders surveyed said all their schools are meeting FCC Internet-connectivity targets, citing money as the biggest barrier to progress.

October 30, 2015

Panel Calls for FCC to Offer Broadband Subsidies to Low-Income Households

The Internet Innovation Alliance hosted a panel on Capitol Hill to advocate reform and expansion of the FCC's Lifeline program.

October 22, 2015

E-rate Application Toolkit Launched for States and Schools

New guidance aims to helps schools access federal funds for Wi-Fi and state funds for special construction projects.

October 15, 2015

Superintendents, Community Groups Ask FCC for Broadband in 'Lifeline' Program

An FCC proposal would allow low-income households to use federal dollars to pay for broadband connectivity, as well as phone service.

August 11, 2015

'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.

June 23, 2015

FCC Official to Guide Consumers, Schools on Net Neutrality

After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers.

June 03, 2015

E-Rate Funding Commitments Already Flowing

The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates.

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