Tag Archives: e-rate

E-rate: How to Broaden Connectivity, Achieve Funding Success

On a mission to connect learners of all ages to the internet no matter their economics.  GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington The E-rate program has been largely responsible for connecting our nation’s schools and libraries to the internet. Yet … Continue reading

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The E-rate Program Today

A program that has already helped thousands of schools and how it can help your district. GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington The federal E-rate program provides discounts on Internet access and Wi-Fi networks for K-12 schools and public libraries. … Continue reading

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Connecting with Funding

What’s happening and what’s ahead for 2017 E-rate. GUEST COLUMN | by Cathy Cruzan E-rate has come a long way, and in the past four years funding has been restored for school and library connections. This year marks my 20th … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Equity

While two decades of improved Internet access for schools has largely closed what remains of the ‘digital divide’ in schools – more recent mobile technologies have now opened wide a new ‘homework gap’ into which lower-income students too often fall. … Continue reading

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Trends | Restructured E-Rate Guide

Filled with expert analysis and insights, the newly released Guide to the E-Rate 2.0 provides program and market information to help education technology providers understand how the newly restructured e-rate program will impact school district capabilities and needs for technology and digital … Continue reading

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Laying the Groundwork

FCC’s E-Rate program closes the Wi-Fi gap and opens up digital learning environments. GUEST COLUMN | by Shane Buckley Over the next several years, the education industry will see a major shift. The implementation of new standards, the move to … Continue reading

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Great Connectivity Expectations

Keys to unlocking the most value from new e-rate funding. GUEST COLUMN | by Jason King As many children and teachers head back to school, they are bringing with them a plethora of wireless devices to use as educational tools … Continue reading

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E-Rate Update

The program’s guidelines haven’t been updated since its 1996 introduction.   GUEST COLUMN | by Cathy Cruzan On March 6, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reforms under consideration by the agency. The notice … Continue reading

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Trends | Building an E-rate Community

It’s the Holidays and everyone wants their piece of the pie — now you can get yours. Funds For Learning, a professional firm specializing in the federal E-rate funding program, has launched a free professional learning community, Your Online Guide to E-rate … Continue reading

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Trends | The 7 Billion Dollar Plan

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Trends | EdTech Policy Summit

Here’s a big one for edtech leadership: the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in conjunction with the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Funds For Learning

GUEST COLUMN | by Lori Fadok In the spring of 2012, Funds For Learning conducted a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants, seeking stakeholder views on the state of E-rate and their opinions on technology priorities amidst increasing demand for program … Continue reading

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