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Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.

FCC considers expanding E-Rate program to student homes

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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 • 2 years 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.

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