Lawmakers want the FCC to fund Wi-Fi on school buses
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
CoSN's annual infrastructure report reveals a positive connectivity trend contrasted with challenges around funding and cybersecurity staffing.
Senators propose E-rate eligibility for school bus Wi-Fi
The legislation, aimed at improving internet access for K-12 students, would direct the FCC to add school buses to its broadband discount program.
Oregon establishes fund-matching program for K-12 broadband services
The fund, announced by Gov. Kate Brown Friday, will catalyze up to million in broadband investment in rural Oregon in the first year.
Survey sheds light on why educators fear a future without net neutrality
On the eve of FCC's net neutrality repeal, Funds for Learning issued a report highlighting the importance of broadband and digital equity.
School leaders, edtech organizations plead with FCC to preserve E-rate
In letters to the commission, superintendents and advocates describe the benefits of E-rate's Category Two Services and request continued funding.
EdTech Hero: Todd Lawrence elevates E-rate program in Idaho
Lawrence doesn't just connect schools in Idaho to broadband. He ensures that connectivity is high-quality and low-cost.
Louisiana district illustrates power of E-rate in education
Without E-rate funds, "we may not be where we are now," said the tech director of a district that recently launched 1:1 and implemented online testing.
FCC's Rosenworcel presses 'homework gap' problem, offers solutions
Jessica Rosenworcel spoke Thursday about the roles of the FCC, private companies and communities in closing the homework gap.