FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says he wants to make major changes to a federal program that subsidizes low-income families' Internet access.
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May 28, 2015
May 14, 2015
A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.
March 17, 2015
Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.
January 26, 2015
New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.
January 21, 2015
The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.
December 22, 2014
President Barack Obama touted the benefits of educational technology often last year, but how much influence has he actually had on moving digital learning forward?
December 18, 2014
In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to improve broadband and technology access for U.S. schoolchildren, among other ed-tech priorities.
December 11, 2014
Reaction to the newly approved funding increase for the federal E-rate program has been mostly positive.
November 17, 2014
The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
October 17, 2014
Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey.