Tags E-Rate

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.

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.

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.

Educators like the FCC's new rural broadband fund proposal

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

If created, the commission would funnel $20.4 million in subsidies to broadband infrastructure projects in underserved rural areas.

FCC considers expanding E-Rate program to student homes

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

At the prodding of the Government Accountability Office, educational broadband subsidies could soon extend beyond school grounds.

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 considers limiting broadband funding for rural schools and libraries

by Ryan Johnston • 8 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.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 11 months ago

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

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

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

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

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