eRate changes aim to cut costs, boost efficiency
September 16th, 2014

Starting next year, eRate applicants will be able to see how much other schools are paying for similar kinds of services, under one of many changes designed to keep costs…



School eMail, Websites Hit by eRate Changes
September 5th, 2014

Beginning with the 2015 funding year, eMail, voice mail, and website hosting no longer will be eligible for eRate support. What will this change mean for schools?


Broadband pilots could serve as models for other states
August 28th, 2014

Arkansas and Virginia have teamed up with the San Francisco-based nonprofit EducationSuperHighway to design a cost-effective plan for meeting President Obama’s goal of ensuring broadband access for every student.


eRate changes prompt new voice options for schools
August 26th, 2014

If the FCC has its way, the eRate no longer will support voice services within the next five years, including plain old telephone service, toll-free service, and even voice over…




FCC moves to modernize eRate
August 14th, 2014

In a split decision along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to move ahead with a plan to modernize the eRate by increasing the amount of money…