Educational Technology

March 29, 2016

Funding Technology: E-rate Reboot Removes Broadband Hurdles

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

It has been more than a year since the FCC modernized E-rate. Here’s how the latest developments are affecting schools. According to the latest “State of the States” report from Education Superhighway, 77 percent of districts are meeting the FCC’s minimum Internet goal of 100 Kbps per student. That’s more than double the number of districts meeting the same goal in 2013. However, if you’re in one of the 23 percent of school systems still not meeting even the minimum, the vision of delivering personalized digital learning opportunities to students may have the composition of a mirage — always on the horizon and never within your grasp.

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