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FCC announces over $5 billion in funding requests for the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program and opens a second application window

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it has received requests for $5.137 billion to fund 9.1 million connected devices and 5.4 million broadband connections as part of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. The first … Continue reading

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Senators Murray (WA) Portman (OH) to Reintroduce The Digital Equity Act 2021

Closing the digital divide has always been an urgent priority, but COVID-19 has shone a harsh light on existing inequities, further demonstrating the need for legislation like the Digital Equity Act. Digital equity is about ensuring everyone – no matter … Continue reading

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SpeakUp 2018 Launched on Monday, October 15

The National SpeakUp campaign launched yesterday with a great Speak Up 101 webinar.  We’re looking forward to another great Speak Up season!  Dr.Julie Evans shared important and interesting information regarding participation in the SpeakUp survey and what it could mean … Continue reading

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HUD issues new rules to narrow digital divide

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued two new rules that will help narrow the digital divide. The first new rule requires developers to install broadband infrastructure during construction and rehabilitation of HUD-supported housing and the second requires state … Continue reading

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FCC Raises E-Rate Cap Despite Opposition

Their mission was the same: Help all students learn by providing them greater access to broadband in schools and libraries. But members of the Federal Communications Commission sharply disagreed about how to carry out that mission. The three Democrat commissioners … Continue reading

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School Speed Test Month Continues in New Hampshire

With the New Hampshire SchoolSpeedTest, educators from around the state are building actionable data that will help power an Internet upgrade for New Hampshire students and teachers. So far, 975 SchoolSpeedTests have been run by teachers, IT coordinators, and staff … Continue reading

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Infrastructure, teacher training key to improving technology in classrooms

The future of digital learning in classrooms will require more than just getting tablets in the hands of students to be successful. Education leaders and policymakers must focus on investing on infrastructure and professional training for teachers and administrators to … Continue reading

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Lowering education’s cost through free or open source tech

In today’s economy, schools are looking for innovative ways of serving the public by using lower-cost resources while not compromising on quality and service. Many schools do incorporate innovative methods to integrate technology in the classroom. However, when it comes … Continue reading

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