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E-Rate Update

The program’s guidelines haven’t been updated since its 1996 introduction.   GUEST COLUMN | by Cathy Cruzan On March 6, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reforms under consideration by the agency. The notice … Continue reading

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A Time for Action

Welcome to the new world of E-rate. GUEST COLUMN | by John Harrington This year’s Digital Learning Day marked a significant announcement from the FCC about coming changes to the E-rate program. Chairman Thomas Wheeler outlined the current issues with … Continue reading

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A Brief History in Digital Literacy

GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Stephens Do you remember bulletin board systems? If you don’t, that’s okay – it’s a pretty computer-geekish thing to remember. BBSes were ad-hoc computer networks – primitive by today’s standards – that existed in the … Continue reading

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Trends | E-rate Applicant Demand Exceeds $5 Billion

Looking for a discount on certain communications services for your school? You’re not alone. Requests for discounts have increased for the fourth straight year as schools and libraries nationwide asked for more than $5 Billion in E-rate funds for Funding … Continue reading

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