Baltimore County Public Library Is Leading The Way On ACP Adoption
Since the beginning of her tenure in mid-2022, it was imperative to Alex Houff, Digital Equity and Virtual Services Manager, to “establish a vision for a connected Baltimore county and what it takes to make that happen.” To accomplish that mission, she noted three things had to occur:
Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment Specialist Certification (Education Superhighway)Submitted by email@example.com on Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:22
EducationSuperHighway Launches Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment Support Training
EducationSuperHighway released LearnACP, a new training course and certification for states, cities, and community-based organizations working to increase awareness and adoption of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
Over 100 Organizations Urge FCC To Address MDU And CAI Inaccuracies In National Broadband Map
In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, 110 organizations representing broadband, housing, education, healthcare, libraries, and state and local governments called for urgent action to ensure unserved households in multifamily residential housing (MDUs) and community anchor institutions (CAIs) are correctly designated in the recently released FCC National Broadband Map. The groups raised serious concerns about the accuracy of the current FCC National Broadband Map and the subsequent challenge process.
Governors in 26 States have already Made Affordable Connectivity Program Adoption a Priority (Education Superhighway)Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Mon, 10/24/2022 - 16:35
No Home Left Offline: Bridging the Broadband Affordability Gap
EducationSuperHighway has released a new report on bridging the broadband affordability gap to mark the launch of their new mission and No Home Left Offline campaign. Key report highlights include:
Federal Funding for K-12 Home Connectivity
There is no shortage of options for immediate and long-term funding for K-12 home connectivity solutions.
FOR LONG TERM K-12 FUNDING:
Connect All Students: How States and School Districts Can Close the Digital Divide
How did stakeholders respond to school closings and the digital divide -- and what lessons can be learned from those efforts to close the digital divide going forward? This report highlights case studies at the state, city, and school district level and concludes that there are three key steps in the still unfinished endeavor of closing the K–12 digital divide during the pandemic.
The classroom connectectivity gap is now closed
Ninety-nine percent of America’s schools now have high-speed broadband connections capable of providing enough bandwidth to enable their students and teachers to use technology in the classroom. 46.3 million students and 2.8 million teachers in 83,000 schools have the Internet access they need for digital learning. This success is due to the collaborative effort of governors in all 50 states along with federal policymakers, service providers and school districts.