Educators ask FCC to subsidize cybersecurity costs
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
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
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
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
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
The FCC voted to limit spending on the Universal Service Fund. The change could be finalized after a second vote in three months.
Hundreds sign petition against FCC's plan to commercialize education's wireless service
A wireless internet service currently available primarily to educational institutions could soon be opened up for private industry to monetize.
One way or another, schools are connecting their students to broadband
Commentary: The methods in each state vary, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey, but most states have coordinated strategies for reaching everyone.
Edtech leaders praise $250 million 'Digital Equity Act' for state and local government
The Digital Equity Act aims to expand internet access to millions more Americans, providing new opportunities to succeed in school and the workforce.