Lawmakers seek $2 billion E-Rate boost for distance learning
A new House bill aims to increase technology subsidies so schools can provide more Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and internet-connected devices for students.
FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say
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
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
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.