Bulletins

Issued: 2/3/2014

Washington D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission announced today the agency will invest an additional $2 billion over the next two years to support broadband networks in our nations' schools and libraries. This represents a doubling of investment in broadband and will connect 20 million students in at least 15,000 schools to high-speed Internet access.

Issued: 1/24/2014

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Learning At Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, New York, New York January 24, 2014.

Issued: 12/17/2013

The following comments are being submitted on behalf of the State E-Rate Coordinators’ Alliance (“SECA”) regarding the E-rate implications of the proposed amendments to the eligibility regulations for free and reduced-priced meals under National School Lunch Program (NSLP)and School Breakfast Program (SBP).

Issued: 12/4/2013

The push to bring high-speed Internet to more U.S. schools drew high-profile support Wednesday, as a nonprofit that promotes that mission announced that it has received grants from an Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's organization, Startup:Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other donors, worth a total of $9 million.

Issued: 11/19/2013

The FCC Form 471 application filing window for Funding Year 2014 will open at noon EST on Thursday, January 9, 2014 and will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The filing window will be open for 77 days.

Issued: 11/6/2013

Democratic policy makers said Nov. 5 that more must be done to ensure universal access to high-speed broadband Internet access.

Issued: 10/2/2013

There is widespread agreement that the federal E-rate program must be overhauled to focus on expanding K-12 access to high-speed broadband connections. But an intense debate is underway about the nuts and bolts of how best to satisfy schools' huge appetite for more bandwidth and the demands for mobile devices for learning—all without leaving poor and rural districts behind.

Issued: 9/20/2013

The initial deadline for public comment on the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to overhaul the federal E-rate program recently passed, and roughly 800 educators, libraries, advocates, representatives from the telecommunications industry, and others have weighed in.

Issued: 8/13/2013

President Obama liked the idea laid out in a memo from his staff: an ambitious plan to expand high-speed Internet access in schools that would allow students to use digital notebooks and teachers to customize lessons like never before. Better yet, the president would not need Congress to approve it.

Issued: 7/16/2013

The lone Republican on the Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a proposal to make the E-rate program more transparent and less bureaucratic, while also requiring schools to chip in one dollar for every three dollars they receive through the program.