FCC's E-Rate program needs to cover cybersecurity, senators told

by • 7 days ago

Amy McLaughlin, head of the cybersecurity program at K-12 tech group CoSN, said E-Rate needs to be updated to cover network defenses.

FCC approves $7.1 billion in broadband funds for schools and libraries

by • 1 year ago

The new fund for schools and libraries to improve their internet and devices was approved as part of the American Rescue Plan.

For students without home internet during pandemic, could FCC's E-Rate help?

by • 2 years ago

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and many educators continue pressing for expansion of the FCC's E-Rate program, which is currently limited to funding schools and libraries, but Chairman Ajit Pai won't budge.

New Mexico has 'no formal plan' for broadband expansion

by • 3 years ago

New Mexico's decentralized broadband governance structure is delaying progress in connecting rural areas of the state, officials concluded.

Broadband project to cost Kentucky taxpayers $1.5 billion after policy turnabout

by • 4 years ago

The project was originally to cost taxpayers $30 million, but a recent audit found changes to procurement rules have placed a much bigger burden on the state.

Alaska lawmakers push for net neutrality enforcement via contracting

by • 4 years ago

The state would become the sixth in recent weeks to adopt formal rules encouraging internet service providers to abide by content access principles no longer enforced by the federal government.

Arkansas wraps up extensive broadband upgrade for education

by • 5 years ago

After years of planning, the state nears the end of a fiber upgrade to bolster broadband connectivity for K-12 schools in the state.

Montana kickstarts $2 million broadband expansion

by • 5 years ago

Big Sky Country could bring in almost 0 million from a FCC fund-matching program to upgrade broadband and digital infrastructure in public schools.

How the Internet of Things is transforming energy, lighting and traffic in San Leandro

by • 5 years ago

The future of the city's infrastructure and operations hinge on development of an evolving sensor network and internet backbone, the California city CIO says.