Tags Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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.

FCC reveals plan to license educational spectrum to 5G carriers

by Ryan Johnston • 7 months ago

The commission will hold a vote next month that educators fear will reverse a 50-year tradition prioritizing access for educational institutions.

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.

Rosenworcel proposes 'homework gap fund' to address digital disparity in K-12 districts

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

The FCC commissioner said she's concerned her plan may not find traction with the other commissioners.

In New Mexico, a collective push to close the 'homework gap'

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel met with school and library officials as well as other education stakeholders.

Senators propose E-rate eligibility for school bus Wi-Fi

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

The legislation, aimed at improving internet access for K-12 students, would direct the FCC to add school buses to its broadband discount program.

What K-12 IT directors should expect from upcoming net neutrality changes

by Bob Hand • 2 years ago

Commentary: The FCC's rollback of Obama-era rules takes effect June 11. Here's what district technology leaders need to know — and what they can do to prepare.

North Carolina reaches 100 percent broadband connectivity in K-12 schools

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

State officials initially hoped to achieve this milestone by 2022, but after re-evaluating their approach, they found a way to reach all students in 2018.

Release of overdue federal report on ‘homework gap’ validates stakeholder concerns

by Ryan Johnston • 2 years ago

The Institute of Education Sciences' report shows a "huge gap" in broadband access among children, and it breaks down the data across demographic groups.