Broadband & the Future of E-Rate

Consortium for School Networking
November 9, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

The Federal Communications Commission issued a major order in late September that makes a number of significant changes to the E-Rate program, including adjusting the annual cap for inflation, establishing a wireless Internet access pilot program, making dark fiber an eligible service, and allowing municipalities and Research and Education Networks to become eligible service providers. We invite you to participate in an online discussion that will give you an overview of these changes to E-Rate policy, information on the order's impact on the application process and a perspective on where E-Rate and federal broadband policy go from here. A panel of national experts will lead this online discussion.

Moderator: Ed Zaiontz, Executive Director of Information Services, Round Rock ISD, TX

Panelists:
Jon Bernstein, CoSN's Legislative Consultant, Bernstein Strategy Group, D.C.
Aleck Johnson, Ed Tech Strategies, Washington D.C.
Steve Midgley, US Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Tom Rolfes, Education IT Manager, Nebraska Information Technology Commission, NE
Denise Atkinson-Shorey, CIO EAGLE-NET, CO

The Webinar will be an hour-long interactive presentation conducted over the Internet. Participants are encouraged to join from their home or office and will have the ability to listen and submit text questions to the presenters. Webinars will be captioned for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Participation in the webinar is free for CoSN members and the media. Press should contact Jennifer Cummings at [email protected] for details. Non-members are invited to attend the Webinars for a fee. For more information or to register, visit www.cosn.org/webinars/.