Innovative district expands access like never before using E-rate

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The FCC’s historic E-rate modernization in 2014 paved the way for districts to expand their high-speed broadband and wi-fi and increase digital learning opportunities for students. “We were able to do a lot of this because of E-rate funding,” Dickerson said.

Digital Promise Supports E-rate Modernization

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billion for the federal E-rate program that connects schools and libraries around the country. Digital Promise applauds the Federal Communications Commission's vote today to increase the funding cap by $1.5 Demand for these services far exceeds previous funding levels and approving this increase – which amounts to an additional $2 per year on Americans' phone bills – will help thousands of schools improve the opportunity to learn for students.

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These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

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To support these initiatives, the Federal Communications Commission’s E-rate program has recently been expanded to provide schools nationwide with subsidies for high-speed broadband and gigabit wireless networks. Next page: How schools are currently using E-Rate for digital success).

3 ways a new E-rate funded technology is helping schools save

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As schools near completion of their E-Rate filing for this year, one game-changing E-rate technology has the potential to save schools precious time and money. Next page: Another way NFV saves money; E-Rate eligibility information).

Making a Plan for E-Rate Funding

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By David Hutchins Technology creates increasing demands on networks, so districts should plan now for E-Rate help for the coming year. Compliance Funding Leadership Management

Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds

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By Meg Conlan Nearly 30 states across the country failed to claim E-Rate funding for schools and libraries. Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking

E-Rate Funding Requests for Schools, Libraries To Be Paid In Full, FCC Says

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After reforming the E-rate program, and increasing its budget, the Federal Communications Commission said all eligible applications from schools and libraries will receive funding. E-rate erate fcc federalcommunicationscommission jonwilkins libraries wifi

The E-Rate Aftermath

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What Good is E-Rate Modernization if Schools Can’t Pay for What’s Connected to Broadband? The dust is starting to settle from the recent changes to the federal E-Rate program.

Revamped E-Rate Program Is ‘Custom Built’ for Connectivity

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By Heather B. Hayes Experts offer tips on how to maximize funds for robust broadband and wireless networks. Access Points Bandwidth Management Networking Wide Area Networks Wireless

E-rate Filing Strategy: What School Districts Should Know

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As schools and libraries plan their E-rate strategies under the new rules of E-rate 2.0, The E-rate discount is calculated off of this budget number. Since this is year two of E-rate 2.0,

Educators Across the Country Challenge the @FCC to Bring #Internet4Schools to ALL of Our Kids!

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We need your help to convince them to vote "YES" in order to expand E-rate so that our students can benefit from the access they need in our schools. Internet4Schools access for schools Alliance for Excellent Education e rate E-rate FCC Internet for Schools Wi-fi schools

E-Rate Funds Available to Support Connectivity in Classrooms

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By David Hutchins Here’s how to take advantage of money available to your district in the summer. Networking

Why the New E-Rate Program is the Key to Your School's Wi-Fi Success

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With planning and a little help from E-Rate. E-Rate School Wireless Network K-12 Education Mobile and wireless technology have redefined the educational environment.

What do educators want from E-rate? Voice service, more C2 funding

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Eighty-six percent of E-rate applicants participating in a recent survey said they are concerned about the Federal Communication Commission’s phase-out of support for voice service, according to recent data. e-rate IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

How Do You E-Rate?

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By David Andrade With the application deadline looming, we take a look at the program and changes that could be confusing to some districts. Funding Management

Schools Focus on Infrastructure After Securing E-Rate Funding

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By Wylie Wong Districts take advantage of federal funds to upgrade or build out their Wi-Fi networks. Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi

The History of the Future of E-rate

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Wheeler had been a “champion” of net neutrality and E-rate reform, according to Education Week at least, but his replacement, Trump appointee Ajit Pai, seems poised to lead the agency with a very different set of priorities – and those priorities will likely shape in turn what happens to ed-tech under Trump. What can E-rate tell us about the relationship between politics and ed-tech? A History of E-rate Legislation.

7 Essentials to Successfully Apply, Secure and Get E-Rate Funded

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How to Maximize Your District's E-Rate Spending

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By EdTech Staff E-Rate changes help ensure schools can spend funds effectively. Classroom Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-Fi

New Mexico school districts take advantage of E-rate state match and special construction to fund fiber upgrades

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However, through the E-rate Modernization order , not only is the cost of upfront construction eligible for reimbursement, but the FCC program also provides additional funding to match state funding for special construction charges. Local service provider, Valley Telecom, took advantage of the E-rate special construction funds, as well as the state match funding to connect Columbus Elementary School to the district hub.

E-rate: A Historical Perspective

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Though this year's E-rate Form 470 deadline has passed, the E-rate process and buying season for U.S. Now that we're in the second year of the revised E-rate program, let's take a look back at where we came from and why E-rate needed a major overhaul.

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

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Businesses 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. E-rate For-Profit Education Online Learning Procurement broadband erate edtech

E-Rate Funding Applications Total $3.9B for 2015

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Frank Smith 'These requests reflect long pent-up demand' says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Classroom Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Online Learning Wireless

How E-Rate 2.0 Helps Schools Afford Broadband and Wi-Fi

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By EdTech Staff What K–12 schools and districts need to know about changes to the E-Rate program. Funding Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-Fi

E-rate funding toolkit aims to make applying easier

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Common Sense, SETDA unveil toolkit to help states, schools apply for billions in federal aid under the E-rate program modernization. A new E-rate funding toolkit from Common Sense and SETDA explains the changes to the federal program, available funding, and best ways to apply for it.

Looking Inside the E-Rate Overhaul

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By Wylie Wong Changes made in 2014 are intended maximize spending, simplify administration and make sure that schools have affordable broadband. Budgeting Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

On FCC Support for Schools Under a Trump Administration

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“I strongly suspect that under a Trump Administration there will be pressure to reduce the overall universal service fee, which would put pressure on the E-rate and other programs,” Levin said. Blog News Policy Donald Trump E-rate FCC Homework GapAs quoted in: Molnar, Michele and Davis, Michelle R. Post-Election Positioning: Implications for Education Companies.” EdWeek Market Brief. 11 November 2016.

Filing for E-Rate? Check This List of Eligible Services First

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By EdTech Staff The E-Rate application process can be daunting, but this list shows school districts exactly which services and products that are eligible for discounts.

Security, Cybersecurity Lead K-12 Purchasing Categories

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The fastest growth in procurement solicitations in the third quarter of 2016 was for "public safety" equipment and services, while cybersecurity gets E-rate funding. Marketplace K-12 Data Privacy districts E-rate RFPs

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

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Benjamin Herold of Education Week has put together a real cracker of a series on the challenges of ensuring school broadband access in rural communities – and how E-rate (pre- and post-modernization) is helping to address the situation.

4 Tips for Making Your E-Rate Application Smooth

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By EdTech Staff When applying for E-Rate, schools and districts should plan ahead. Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-Fi

Q&A: Learn E-Rate Application Tips from an Expert

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Frank Smith One of our latest webinar panelists takes readers on a deep dive into E-Rate applications. Funding Management Mobility Networking Wi-Fi

Streamlining the E-Rate 2.0 Application Process

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By EdTech Staff Recent changes to E-Rate help to speed your school’s review process. Classroom Digital Content Funding Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-Fi

K-12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool

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The post K-12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 bandwidth broadband E-rate EducationSuperhighway price transparency

Start Planning Now to File for 2018 E-Rate Funding

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By Amy Passow Get a jump-start on paperwork by filling out online forms and gathering bid responses. Budgeting Funding Investment Management Procurement

State Leaders Advocate for Connectivity at School and at Home

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Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC LifelineDuring last week’s Washington Policy Summit, co-hosted by SETDA and CoSN, educators visited policymakers focused on advocating for equity in education as related to. read more.

Wow, What a Year! Top SETDA Resources 2015

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Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmapAs the year winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments from 2015. Needless to say, SETDA had a busy year!

White House Touts FCC Chair’s Plan to Scale Back Net Neutrality

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Marketplace K-12 E-rate Internet Connectivity Net Neutrality Online / Virtual LearningA White House spokesperson said the Trump administration supports the Republican FCC chair's effort to scale back "net neutrality" policies approved by his Obama-era predecessor. The post White House Touts FCC Chair’s Plan to Scale Back Net Neutrality appeared first on Market Brief.

Ajit Pai, Opponent of Net Neutrality and E-Rate Policies, Named FCC Chair

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Appointed to the Federal Communications Commission by former President Obama, Ajit Pai is a Republican who voted against E-rate changes and net neutrality before being tapped as FCC chairman.

Dark fiber could be the future of school networking

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After taking steps to update and increase funding for the E-rate program in 2014, this year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began allowing applicants to apply for discounts for dark fiber and self-provisioned fiber.