Tags broadband

Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.

Broadband's spread is transforming classroom education

by Robert Low • 2 months ago

Commentary: Emerging technologies enabled by high-speed internet connections present both opportunities and challenges to K-12 districts.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 4 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 • 5 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 • 6 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 • 7 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 • 7 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 • 9 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 • 10 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.