Don’t stop with broadband—build an infrastructure for supporting students

The Christensen Institute

In the meantime, everyone from local schools and major telecom companies to late-night hosts are trying to step in to improve students’ access to digital infrastructure. From broadband to broad supports.

The challenges of broadband access in rural schools

eSchool News

Related content: 7 broadband best practices. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density.

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Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

Edsurge

Broadband policy is dense, and many of the articles and statements on the subject are frankly hard to follow. Previously this band was only available to education institutions—known as the Educational Broadband Service, or EBS for short. radio, TV, mobile data, broadband.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband

Marketplace K-12

The FCC has halted a policy that would allow some companies to provide subsidized broadband to low-income households, with the agency's new chair saying he wants to ensure the program is free of waste, first. The post FCC Revokes Decision Allowing Companies to Provide Low-Income Families With Subsidized Broadband appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Broadband/Web Access business Federal Communications Commission (FCC

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

Broadband For All

The Web20Classroom

Over the weekend I was traveling through rural southern Virginia and Tennessee and saw signs encouraging law makers to consider legislation "encouraging" providers to expand broadband networks and heard a story out of southern Kentucky about students in distance learning programs were struggling because of the lack of access to high-speed Internet. The FCC recently unveiled the National Broadband Plan which aims to bring high-speed Internet into every home and school in the country.

How Publicly Available Broadband Data Can Help Us Close the Connectivity Gap

Education Superhighway

These are critical questions, and we are committed to ensuring that when it comes to our work, the answers around our use of broadband data are clear. For school districts that lack adequate broadband, transparent, accurate data can be incredibly powerful.

A community broadband approach to closing the connectivity gap

Education Superhighway

Jojo Myers Campos is the state broadband development manager and has been working on the Nevada Connect Kids Initiative for the past two years. What experiences led you to become passionate about expanding broadband access?

After beefing up broadband, Kentucky upgrades web filtering

eSchool News

Now the state is partnering with Lightspeed Systems and will begin using that company’s Rocket Web Filter to provide on- and off-campus content filtering for 1,233 Kentucky schools (that’s every school in the state). Customizable filtering system to be installed in every school.

Net Neutrality Court Ruling Could Challenge Ed-Tech Companies Around Content Delivery

Marketplace K-12

The post Net Neutrality Court Ruling Could Challenge Ed-Tech Companies Around Content Delivery appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Broadband/Web Access Digital Content Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Net NeutralityA federal court ruling this week keeps the repeal of net neutrality in place, but paves the way for states to write their own regulations.

E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program

Marketplace K-12

E-rate For-Profit Education Online Learning Procurement broadband erate edtechBusinesses working with schools can help themselves by closely monitoring applications to the E-rate program, and their use of federal discounts made available, a newly published guide says.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Federal Court Upholds FCC Net Neutrality, Says Broadband Is a Utility

Marketplace K-12

In a 2-1 ruling announced Tuesday, a United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit panel upheld the FCC’s decision to treat broadband internet as a utility, thereby opening the service to heavier regulation. Telecommunications companies like Verizon and Comcast had argued that the provision of broadband is an information service, and that the agency’s regulations are unduly burdensome and raise Constitutional questions. By Leo Doran.

HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

EdTech Magazine

By Phil Goldstein Increasingly, tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, see improving internet access for the underserved as part of their corporate social responsibility. Access Points Classroom Digital Citizenship Digital Content Internet Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

Comcast Updates Internet Essentials Connections, Learning Center

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Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, a broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S. Broadband Ed Tech Ticker Internet Business

Dark fiber could be the future of school networking

eSchool News

Dark fiber is helping some districts scale broadband for tomorrow, not today. Here at our vast district, I’ll have to talk to every community agency and even railroad companies (for running the cable under the tresses) to be able to get the job done.

Trump's Broadband Executive Orders Receive Mixed Reviews

Leadership Lounge

President Trump recently created two executive orders that aim to increase access and opportunities to rural communities by expanding and deploying broadband.

Trump's Broadband Executive Orders Receive Mixed Reviews

Leadership Lounge

President Trump recently created two executive orders that aim to increase access and opportunities to rural communities by expanding and deploying broadband.

Alabama commits $12M to beef up wireless in poor and rural schools

eSchool News

In a rare unanimous vote, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill to free up $12 million that could help poor and rural schools get wireless broadband inside their walls. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy Networking & Broadband News Top News

Closing the homework gap for 1 million students

eSchool News

“Education is the foundation for our society to prosper, and the internet is an incredibly powerful tool for learning,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in the company’s announcement Tuesday. IT Management McClatchy Networking & Broadband NewsSprint Corp.

Why E-rate expansion is a must for our schools

eSchool News

That’s why especially pleased when, recently, the Federal Communications Commission and the Universal Service and Administrative Company extended a crucial filing deadline related to the high-speed internet program in schools and libraries, commonly known as E-Rate.

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

However, only 18 percent of teachers reported the majority of students have access to the digital tools they need at home, which left those students without access to broadband at a significant disadvantage.

The next generation of wireless services: Super-fast 5G

eSchool News

IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy Networking & Broadband NewsFederal regulators recently opened the door to the next generation of wireless services, making the U.S. the first nation to allocate a wide swath of airwaves to deliver super-fast 5G access.

What happens when student hackers shut down a district’s internet?

eSchool News

While looking for solutions to the recurring DDoS attack problem, McCune learned about the built-in instruction detection and prevention firewall that the district had at its avail, but wasn’t using, from a company called Juniper Networks.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

based ClassBook.com , the parent company of OpenRoom, an outside advisory firm that works with schools to design and implement technology digital learning programs. “We Best Practices Blended Learning internet broadband classrooms e-rate home access home internet access schools wi-fi

EnGenius introduces K-12 schools to a new network solution

eSchool News

The company also offers a 30-Day Risk Free Trial that allows IT professionals to try and evaluate the Neutron Series solution. IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband News

Major Telecom Sprint Pledges to Bring Web Connectivity to 1 Million Students

Marketplace K-12

The company’s effort comes as policymakers at the federal level and school advocates are calling for greater focus on addressing the so-called homework gap. families with children in school do not have home broadband access. The company and its foundation also say they will raise money through special events, and donation of devices, and other activities. Marketplace K-12 broadband businesses connected connectivity E-rate

7 things you need to know now about E-rate changes

eSchool News

A company may have e-mailed or sent the generic price of these features. E-Rate and Network Readiness for the Digital Transformation internet Navigating the New E-rate broadband e-rate FCC wifi wirelessBig E-rate changes mean schools must chart a new path.

Idaho’s virtual charter schools have a 20 percent grad rate

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The largest, Idaho Virtual Academy, uses a curriculum developed by a national, for-profit education company and targets the general population. McClatchy Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top News charter charter schools districts Education failure graduation graduation rate graduation rates help high school high school graduation rate high schools leaders news school

Q&A: Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, on the Home Access Gap

EdTech Magazine

Many have teamed up with service providers, technology companies and nonprofit organizations to find cost-effective solutions to deliver laptops, mobile devices and broadband internet to those who need them The homework gap, characterized by the technological barriers and disparities students face when doing schoolwork at home, is a long-standing issue in education.

Part 1: Connectivity Resources to Address the Homework Gap

Education Superhighway

Starting April 3rd, Verizon is making a new broadband discount program available to new Fios Internet customers who qualify through the Lifeline program. $20 Educators who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have broadband can contact Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395 to sign up.

Q&A: Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, on the Home Access Gap

EdTech Magazine

Many have teamed up with service providers, technology companies and nonprofit organizations to find cost-effective solutions to deliver laptops, mobile devices and broadband internet to those who need them The homework gap, characterized by the technological barriers and disparities students face when doing schoolwork at home, is a long-standing issue in education.

What the FCC Should Do Now to Support America and Our Learners

Edsurge

We are thankful for those who broadcast the news and the broadband providers that have opened their networks, lifted data caps and fees, and promised not to discontinue service. Millions of these students fall into the Homework Gap because they do not have broadband access at home.