FCC denies educators' request for exclusive access to Educational Broadband Service
The FCC will stick with its 2019 decision to license wireless spectrum historically reserved for educational institutions to private carriers building 5G networks.
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.
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 votes to auction off Educational Broadband Service in 2020
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
E-Rate recipients came out in record numbers for an annual survey conducted by Funds For Learning, which found sustained demand for bandwidth.
Education Dept. pleads FCC not to repurpose wireless broadband service
The department wrote the commission a letter asking it to maintain the Educational Broadband Service's "educational nature."
Edtech leaders praise $250 million 'Digital Equity Act' for state and local government
The Digital Equity Act aims to expand internet access to millions more Americans, providing new opportunities to succeed in school and the workforce.