Most schools need more broadband to handle mobile deployments and say eRate doesn’t meet their technology needs


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Nearly one-third of school districts (29 percent) did not apply for federal eRate assistance because they assumed the program would have insufficient funds for their needs, according to a new survey on school eRate and broadband needs from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

The current eRate funding level fails to meet schools' broadband infrastructure needs, and almost half of responding districts (43 percent) said none of their schools are equipped to meet the...

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