ConnectED/E-rate

FCC Releases Report on E-Rate Category 2 Budgets

Since 1998, the E-Rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal support mechanism) has provided support for connectivity to and within schools and libraries.

FCC Waives and Proposes to Eliminate E-Rate Amortization Requirement

Schools and libraries rely on the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program to ensure that they can receive affordable, high-speed broadband so they can connect today’s students with next-generation learning opportunities.

Schools, Libraries are Obvious Setting for Telehealth

When communities design broadband infrastructure to facilitate healthcare and telehealth delivery, they obviously plan to connect medical practitioners’ hospitals, offices, and other healthcare facilities.

Sixth Annual School Networking Infrastructure Survey

Increased investment from the E-rate program’s modernization is helping to improve school Wi-Fi and broadband connectivity. 69 percent of school system leaders are “very confident” in their wireless network’s ability to support one device per stud

Digital Divide Among School-Age Children Narrows, but Millions Still Lack Internet Connections

America continues to make significant strides in reducing the digital divide among school-age children.

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.

Sponsor: 

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.