Joint SETDA and CoSN statement on FCC Rural Telecommunications Offer

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SETDA and CoSN commend the FCC for acting this week to help rural telecommunications providers offer affordable broadband to qualified students. Broadband Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News Legislation

SETDA Opposes FCC’s Universal Service Funds CAP

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SETDA opposes the FCC’s proposal to sweep the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund programs under a single budgetary cap and “prioritize” them. The USF is a vital tool for state leaders working to connect students to high capacity broadband at school and at home and this proposal threatens the system’s success. E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News Policy

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SETDA Strongly Opposes Chairman Pai’s EBS Report and Order

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SETDA strongly opposes Chairman Pai’s draft Educational Broadband Service Report & Order, which proposes to further marginalize rural students that lack access to high capacity broadband. SETDA Executive Director, Candice Dodson said, “the Chairman’s proposal cites dated uses of EBS licenses and the FCC’s two-decade failure to grant new licenses as the basis for handing […]. E-Rate ED Equity of Access FCC In the News Policy

SETDA Urges Public Comments to Support Closing the Homework Gap via EBS

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SETDA encourages state agencies, school districts, and other education stakeholders to provide public comments for the FCC, Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Transforming the 2.5 Specifically, education leaders can express support for maintaining EBS’s educational nature, especially as a wireless broadband […]. Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC Legislation Uncategorized

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

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Chief technology officers and IT professionals in the K-12 field have a lot on their collective plates these days, what with the continued proliferation of technology in their schools, new governmental programs and compliance requirements, and the push to effectively integrate their technology in the classroom. Here are five key trends that CTOs will be watching and reacting to in 2016: The modernized E-rate program. Broadband equity.