Tags broadband

FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Updates to E-Rate are expected to benefit small and rural schools, but districts won't get any extra help when it comes to cybersecurity.

All students need and deserve broadband access, education leaders say

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Educators visiting Washington this week are called for policymakers to provide high-speed internet service to all students, regardless of neighborhood

How partnership brought broadband to one rural Indiana school district

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

At first, administrators at the Municipal School District of Warren County, Indiana, didn't think they could afford modern high-speed internet.

'Homework gap' prompts K-12 teachers to skip some assignments

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

New survey results from Common Sense Media show that still some 12 million students in the U.S. lack access to broadband internet.

Educators ask FCC to subsidize cybersecurity costs

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The E-Rate program helps schools provide internet access, but education stakeholders say cybersecurity services should also be included.

FCC votes to auction off Educational Broadband Service in 2020

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

Telecommunications providers will soon compete for licenses for the 2.5 GHz spectrum to build out the next generation of their wireless networks.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

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

FCC reveals plan to license educational spectrum to 5G carriers

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

The commission will hold a vote next month that educators fear will reverse a 50-year tradition prioritizing access for educational institutions.

Education Dept. pleads FCC not to repurpose wireless broadband service

by Colin Wood • 8 months ago

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