Posts Tagged ‘ConnectED’

EXCLUSIVE: An Array of FCC Partners on ConnectED Program Strive for Digital Education

Education, FCC, Minority, NTIA October 13th, 2014

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2014 – As technology permeates society, students are growing more comfortable with learning in the technology medium. Whether it’s organizing tables in Microsoft’s Excel, learning design software, or computer programming, there are increasingly fewer excuses to avoid technology. Tech giants like Microsoft, Autodesk, Apple and Prezi are embracing this rapid evolution and […]

At Schools and Libraries Broadband Conference, Educators Lament Lack of Internet Funding

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Universal Service October 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014 –High-capacity internet and networked services are the future of education because they will provide instructors and students with the necessary connectivity and capacity for 21st century educational technologies, said the Indiana state director of Education Networks of America at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition conference here last week.



Broadband Roundup: Microsoft on Privacy, 11th Circuit on Warrants, and Wheeler on Community Broadband

Education, FCC, Privacy June 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 – Microsoft is determined to fight a recent U.S. government demand for a user’s emails on company computers in Ireland, The Wall Street Journal reported. “Congress has not authorized the issuance of warrants that reach outside U.S. territory,” Microsoft wrote in its filing with U.S. District Court in Manhattan, according to […]

Broadband Roundup: Comcast Blasts Public Utility Regulation, White House to Host Smart Home Expo, and ‘Commercially Reasonable’ Data Roaming

Broadband Roundup, FCC, Net Neutrality, Smart Grid, Universal Service May 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 – Comcast CEO Brian Roberts has defended his company and its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable against critics, reports Re/code. Saying that he could accept “some kind of net neutrality law,” he scorned the idea of reclassifying broadband as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act, which […]

Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition to Meet in Washington This Week

Education, Events, FCC, Health, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Universal Service May 6th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 – Efforts to construct Gigabit Networks will be featured prominently at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition meeting this week in Washington, the fourth annual event for this community of broadband users. The even will run from Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9. Registration and the agenda for the event […]

The Broadband State of the Union? Obama Touts Apple- and Microsoft-Funded eRate Initiative in Address

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Universal Service January 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2014 – President Obama highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity in his State of the Union address Tuesday, and announced that Apple, Microsoft, Sprint and Verizon were contributing funds to enable ultra-high-speed broadband connections “over the next two years, without adding a dime to the deficit.” The statement appears to be a […]

NTIA to Host Workshop on ConnectED at 12:30 p.m. on Monday October 7

NTIA September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced that it would convene a meeting of stakeholders from the education, technology, and government sectors to share ideas, discuss policies, and consider promising strategies for achieving the President’s goal of connecting virtually all K-12 students in the United States to next-generation […]

MMTC Conference Kicks Off with Legislative Panel

Broadband's Impact, Minority July 15th, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2013 – The Minority Media and Telecom Council began its eleventh annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference with a lunch panel of legislators discussing efforts to increase minority access on Tuesday. In his keynote speech, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-NC, discussed efforts at the federal level. He noted that access to broadband […]

Commerce Department’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration Highlights Successes Using Broadband in Education

Broadband's Impact, Education July 3rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration described the projects that are already underway that will help achieve the goals laid out in President Barack Obama’s ConnectEd program in a blog post on Monday. Currently, 75 percent of the NTIA’s 116 network infrastructure projects are providing connections to schools. However, schools […]

36-Member Public Interest Group Coalition Responds to Sen. McCaskill’s Call to End Lifeline Program

Broadband's Impact, Congress, Education, Senate July 2nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 – On Friday a coalition of 36 interest groups sent a letter to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., urging her to reconsider her position calling for the eliminating the Lifeline program, one of a handful of programs that currently make up the Universal Service Fund. On June 11, McCaskill had sent a […]

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