Innovative district expands access like never before using E-rate
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
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.
3 ways a new E-rate funded technology is helping schools save
MARCH 13, 2017
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).
Digital Promise Supports E-rate Modernization
DECEMBER 11, 2014
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.
Making a Plan for E-Rate Funding
JANUARY 8, 2016
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
E-Rate Funding Requests for Schools, Libraries To Be Paid In Full, FCC Says
MAY 13, 2015
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
Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds
JUNE 17, 2016
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
Revamped E-Rate Program Is ‘Custom Built’ for Connectivity
OCTOBER 3, 2016
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
The E-Rate Aftermath
APRIL 6, 2015
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.
E-Rate Funds Available to Support Connectivity in Classrooms
JANUARY 18, 2017
By David Hutchins Here’s how to take advantage of money available to your district in the summer. Networking
What do educators want from E-rate? Voice service, more C2 funding
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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
E-rate Filing Strategy: What School Districts Should Know
MAY 1, 2016
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,
Schools Focus on Infrastructure After Securing E-Rate Funding
JULY 1, 2016
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
Educators Across the Country Challenge the @FCC to Bring #Internet4Schools to ALL of Our Kids!
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
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
How Do You E-Rate?
MAY 23, 2016
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
Why the New E-Rate Program is the Key to Your School's Wi-Fi Success
SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog
APRIL 21, 2015
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.
E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program
JUNE 8, 2015
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
How to Maximize Your District's E-Rate Spending
JUNE 18, 2015
By EdTech Staff E-Rate changes help ensure schools can spend funds effectively. Classroom Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-Fi
The History of the Future of E-rate
MARCH 8, 2017
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.
E-Rate Funding Applications Total $3.9B for 2015
MAY 20, 2015
Frank Smith 'These requests reflect long pent-up demand' says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Classroom Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Online Learning Wireless
E-rate funding toolkit aims to make applying easier
OCTOBER 26, 2015
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
MARCH 20, 2015
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
How E-Rate 2.0 Helps Schools Afford Broadband and Wi-Fi
JUNE 5, 2015
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
7 Essentials to Successfully Apply, Secure and Get E-Rate Funded
OCTOBER 15, 2015
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New Mexico school districts take advantage of E-rate state match and special construction to fund fiber upgrades
JANUARY 9, 2017
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.
Security, Cybersecurity Lead K-12 Purchasing Categories
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
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
Filing for E-Rate? Check This List of Eligible Services First
MAY 9, 2016
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.
E-rate: A Historical Perspective
APRIL 18, 2016
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.
Ajit Pai, Opponent of Net Neutrality and E-Rate Policies, Named FCC Chair
JANUARY 23, 2017
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.
4 Tips for Making Your E-Rate Application Smooth
JULY 9, 2015
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
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Frank Smith One of our latest webinar panelists takes readers on a deep dive into E-Rate applications. Funding Management Mobility Networking Wi-Fi
K-12 Districts to Get Price Transparency on Broadband Rates With New Tool
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
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
Streamlining the E-Rate 2.0 Application Process
JUNE 8, 2015
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
Dark fiber could be the future of school networking
JUNE 28, 2016
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.
How does your district’s broadband stack up?
JANUARY 3, 2017
Compare & Connect K-12, which launched in beta in early 2016 and is now fully launched and available, displays public E-rate application data and lets users explore bandwidth speeds and compare broadband prices with school districts in a specific region or in any state across the country.
Report: Schools expect faster internet within 3 years
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Seventy-two percent of E-rate applicants participating in a recent survey said wi-fi is critical to fulfilling their organization’s mission. e-rate News ACT Funding funds Funds For Learning future help internet learning libraries schools states trends wi-fi
Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Consider this gap: some 99 percent of K-12 public schools and libraries in some form or fashion (thanks in large part to the E-Rate program) yet 30 percent of Americans. Best Practices Blended Learning internet broadband classrooms e-rate home access home internet access schools wi-fi
Get Ready for E-Rate 2.0 with Highlights from the Recent Changes
JUNE 3, 2015
By EdTech Staff Changes to E-Rate means greater Wi-Fi and broadband access for K–12 schools and districts. Bandwidth Management Funding Management Mobility Networking Wi-Fi Wireless