ConnectED/E-rate

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools.

EducationSuperHighway 2018 State of the States report

EducationSuperHighway released its annual State of the States report highlighting the major progress that has been achieved to connect nearly every public school classroom to high-speed broadband.

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Consortium for School Networking

Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

Libraries are Filling the Homework Gap as Students Head Back to School

Students heading back to school this fall that lack access to high-speed broadband will continue to rely upon libraries for homework assignments. Over the past few years, the U.S.

Hundreds of schools await funding for connectivity improvements as FCC deadline nears

The Federal Communications Commission has, for years, sought to issue funding decisions by Sept. 1 for applications made through E-rate, a federal program that subsidizes phone and internet access for public schools and libraries.

Will it be broadband or bust in Navajo and Gila Counties (AZ)?

A project that is supposed to bring high-speed broadband connections to schools and libraries in Navajo and Gila counties (AZ) and eventually to homeowners and businesses could lose state and federal funding.

Michigan Broadband Roadmap: Lots of Ideas for Improving Availability, Adoption

A consortium established by Gov Rick Snyder (R-MI) has come up with a wide range of recommendations for increasing broadband availability in the state, which currently ranks 30th among the 50 states in broadband availability and 34th on broadband

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Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

Date: 
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00

Community leaders, industry powerhouses, and policymakers come together at the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition's Annual Conference to build the future of broadband bit by bit. No other conference includes education, health, industry, and policy sectors uniting to discuss how broadband empowers the entire community. Join us as we dive into the nuts and bolts of E-rate, Rural Health Care, Broadband Infrastructure, and so much more. 



Chairman Pai Remarks at Rio Rancho Cyber Academy in New Mexico

As of 2017, an estimated 6.5 million students nationwide attended schools that didn’t have the Internet bandwidth needed to support digital learning. More than 2,000 schools lacked fiber connections.

FCC Directs USAC to Fully Fund Eligible Category 1 and 2 E-Rate Requests

In this notice, the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau announces that there is sufficient funding available to fully meet the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) estimated demand for category one and cate