Issued: 01/15/2004

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional investigators on Thursday asked for details about $5 million worth of telecommunications equipment that SBC Communications Inc. bought for Chicago public schools with government subsidies, but was sitting in warehouses unused.

Issued: 01/06/2004

The leader of a startup technology company and a former Harrisburg, Pa., School District official were charged last month with participating in a nearly $2 million kickback scheme in connection with a federally funded technology contract for the district, authorities say.

Issued: 01/05/2004

Charles Davidson, a self-proclaimed gadget freak in Tallahassee, Fla., began using Internet-based telephone service last week. He can call anyone - not just the other 100,000 pioneers around the nation using such service, but any of the millions of people who use conventional telephones, like his parents in Elizabethton, Tenn. But Mr. Davidson is more than an adventuresome consumer.

Issued: 01/05/2004

As state and local education leaders await word from Washington, D.C., on how much money the federal government will spend on education in 2004, a new survey from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) paints a troubling picture of school technology funding at the state level.

Issued: 01/05/2004

Cameras record every minute of Beverly Pearsons day as a high school English teacher. When she strides to the blackboard, a lens swivels to track her movements. A microphone captures each word.

Issued: 12/23/2003

In this Third Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, we address several matters related to the administration of the schools and libraries universal service mechanism (also known as the e-rate program).

Issued: 12/17/2003

Commissioner Adelstein Statement

Issued: 12/17/2003

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday said it would carry forward about $420 million in unused funds to provide Internet access and other telecommunications services to libraries and schools.