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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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ConnectED and E-rate Reform: The Conversation Begins | Benton Foundation

ConnectED and E-rate Reform: The Conversation Begins | Benton Foundation | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
ConnectED and E-rate Reform: The Conversation Begins Back in July, the Federal Communications Commission sought public input on a review of the commission’s E-rate program which reduces the costs of telecommunications services for schools and...
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 18, 2013 3:06 AM
The FCC recognized that schools and libraries increasingly require high-capacity broadband (1) connections to take advantage of digital learning technologies that hold the promise of substantially improving educational experiences and expanding opportunity for students, teachers, parents and whole communities. As part of the review, the FCC proposed three goals for the program – and measures to achieve these goals:

Ensuring schools and libraries have affordable access to 21st Century broadband that supports digital learning;
Maximizing the cost-effectiveness of E-rate funds; and
Streamlining the administration of the E-rate program.
The FCC is responding to a growing chorus of calls to modernize the E-rate program and ensure high-capacity connections to schools and libraries nationwide.
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U.S. FCC moves to reform E-Rate subsidy for Internet at schools

U.S. FCC moves to reform E-Rate subsidy for Internet at schools | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - U.S.Federal Communications Commission moved on Friday to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter...
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FCC: Feedback Requested for Reforming E Rate (EdSurge News)

FCC: Feedback Requested for Reforming E Rate (EdSurge News) | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission took its first steps to make good on President Obama’s ConnectED initiative to provide 99 percent of U.S.
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Funds for Learning® E-rate Proposal

Funds for Learning® E-rate Proposal | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
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Help plan the future of Erate. Participate, make your voice a part of the action.

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