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Demand for broadband in schools strong, E-Rate survey shows

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

E-Rate recipients came out in record numbers for an annual survey conducted by Funds For Learning, which found sustained demand for bandwidth.

Tariffs on China limit students' access to technology, warn educators

by Katya Schwenk • 1 month ago

Edtech companies say they must raise prices to stay profitable, which schools say is forcing them to cut back on critical resources for students.

Education Dept. pleads FCC not to repurpose wireless broadband service

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

The department wrote the commission a letter asking it to maintain the Educational Broadband Service's "educational nature."

FCC considers limiting broadband funding for rural schools and libraries

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

The FCC voted to limit spending on the Universal Service Fund. The change could be finalized after a second vote in three months.

One way or another, schools are connecting their students to broadband

by Stacey Pusey • 3 months ago

Commentary: The methods in each state vary, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey, but most states have coordinated strategies for reaching everyone.

Lawmakers want the FCC to fund Wi-Fi on school buses

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

New legislation would use E-rate funds to bring internet access to students who may not have connections at home.

Edtech leaders nudge Congress on grant funding, student data privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Educators from across the country gathered in Washington to meet with representatives on issues like Title II, Title IV and E-rate.

Classroom technology should take a back seat to learning structure, experts say

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

The 2019 policy priorities for the International Association of K-12 Online Learning omit technology. Here's what they say is more important.

Broadband connectivity is rising in K-12 as cost falls, report finds

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

CoSN's annual infrastructure report reveals a positive connectivity trend contrasted with challenges around funding and cybersecurity staffing.

How mobile Wi-Fi hotspots can ease the digital divide in large school districts

by Ryan Johnston • 9 months ago

Cutting EDge Podcast: Students in the 10th largest U.S. school district are gaining internet access with device lending programs at their libraries.

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