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.
Educators like the FCC's new rural broadband fund proposal
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
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
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
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
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.