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What Schools Should Know About Using E-Rate Funds for Bus Wi-Fi Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Last October, the Federal Communications Commission added school bus Wi-Fi to the list of services eligible for E-rate funding in Category 1. A vital funding source for schools and libraries, E-rate funds can offset up to 90 percent of the cost of bus Wi-Fi equipment,…

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E-Rate Funds Can Boost K–12 Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

Schools can’t use E-rate funding for strictly cyber tools when it comes to cybersecurity, and ed tech advocates like the Consortium for School Networking have been lobbying to change that. As a result, there’s a push to expand E-rate to include more cybersecurity solutions. In the meantime, the cyber…

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Answers to Commonly Asked E-Rate Questions for K–12 Leaders

EdTech Magazine

With Emergency Connectivity Fund and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds winding down, many schools are returning their focus to the Federal Communications Commission’s E-rate discount program for technology budget support.

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E-rate insight protects school technology infrastructure

eSchool News

Key points: Schools still rely on E-rate funds to upgrade and protect their technology infrastructures Will cybersecurity receive E-rate funding? Today, nearly three-quarters of K-12 school districts provide internet bandwidth at a minimum rate of 1 megabit per second, according to the 2023 Report on School Connectivity.

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Will cybersecurity receive E-rate funding?

eSchool News

It reported one of the highest rates of ransom payment, with 47 percent of K-12 educational organizations paying the ransom requested. Here is some of the feedback we received and shared: “The E-rate program is vital to our organization and essential to student achievement. These organizations, on average, paid $2.18

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CoSN2021: What Your School District Must Understand About E-Rate

EdTech Magazine

With the federal E-rate program, K–12 schools can offset the costs of network upgrades and related technology and service purchases, allowing them to modernize learning environments. What do you need to know about E-rate it if you're applying for the first time, and how has it changed due to the pandemic?

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E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

EdTech Magazine

ERate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Recent updates to E-rate, which put more focus on funding high-speed internet and network protection tools , have helped K–12 schools reallocate resources to improve other focus areas. . When E-rate 2.0 eli.zimmerman_9856. billion to $3.9

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