How school districts can organize and collaborate to maximize E-rate and improve their connectivity

Iowa City, IA (May 2, 2019) – The Schools and Libraries Program of the federal Universal Service Fund, also known as the “E-rate Program,” provides billions of dollars each year to support educational connectivity in schools and libraries across the country. Within the E-rate Program, “Category 1” subsidies are provided in the form of “discounts” off of broadband services based on …

Wi-Fi Enabled School Buses A Small Step In Expanding Broadband Access For Rural Pennsylvanians

Editor’s Note: The “homework gap” is a term used to describe those students who do not have broadband access at home and, therefore, are unable to complete school assignments. According to a recent ACT Research and Equity in Learning Study,  47% of students don’t have access at home beyond a mobile cellular device. The below story is one example of …