Category Archives: e-rate

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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Closing the Wi-Fi Gap in America’s Schools and Libraries

I had the pleasure of visiting Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The visit confirmed my deep belief that broadband-enabled technologies have the power to revolutionize education – empowering students and teachers. I saw students using laptops to access … Continue reading

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