Category Archives: e-rate

SETDA Announces New E-Rate Training Series: Ask the State Experts

Sessions for education leaders to help implement the federal E-Rate program Washington, DC (October 6, 2020) – The federal E-Rate program includes a multilayered application and implementation process. In order to serve education leaders, SETDA is launching an E-Rate Training … Continue reading

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Rural Broadband Providers Work with FCC to Meet Internet Needs of Students in Low-Income Families

Hundreds of Rate-of-Return Carriers Will Provide Discounts and Service Upgrades to Help Families Obtain Needed Broadband Services- WASHINGTON, October 1, 2020-The Federal Communications Commission this week enabled hundreds of rural broadband providers to offer discounts and service upgrades to families … Continue reading

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FCC Opens a Second Filing Window to Provide Schools with Supplemental Internet Funding

SECA Praised the FCC for Granting their Request Today the State E-rate Coordinators’ Alliance (SECA) praised the FCC’s action to open a second E-rate FY 2020 filing window that will provide additional funding to schools whose on-campus Internet needs and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative working with EducationSuperHighway on NH Progress Report

As you may already know, the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative has been working for the past several years on upgrading broadband to schools and communities throughout New Hampshire. We are trying to leverage our e-rate funds to increase broadband … Continue reading

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Goffstown School District Lights New Fiber Optic Network

Goffstown, NH – August 1, 2016 – This summer the Goffstown School District implemented a cutting-edge fiber optic-based wide area network (WAN). This new “dark fiber” WAN connects all five Goffstown schools and the administrative offices at 10 gigabits per … Continue reading

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Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA initiative released a guide to key federal programs that offer funding for broadband-related projects. NTIA intends this guide to answer questions from communities on how to access federal funding to support broadband planning, … Continue reading

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What the Techies Say About E-rate Modernization

Anyone who is familiar with the E-rate program has hopefully stayed on top of the modernization efforts and countless opinions, informational Webinars, and meetings with E-rate consultants concerning the changes. E-rate works in the past, present, and future, and we … Continue reading

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President Obama Supports Net Neutrality

On Monday, November 10, President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally. On Tuesday, Nov. … Continue reading

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Support E-Rate Funding for Schools and Libraries

Please consider discussing this with your respective organizations and school districts and asking them to sign on to this letter in support of E-Rate Funding. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) recently sought additional comments (per a  Further Notice … Continue reading

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Spoke at Educational Technology Summit

Today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered a speech at  2014 Educational Technology Summit in Washington D.C., and laid out the next steps in E-rate modernization, specifically that “we must tackle the Rural Fiber Gap if we are to achieve our … Continue reading

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