The program is designed to help schools, libraries and students.
The $285-million program will help connect minority educational institutions.
Friday's Gigabit Libraries Network conversation will feature Drew Clark of Broadband Breakfast and John Busby of BroadbandNow.
Acting chairwoman said the need for the Emergency Broadband Benefit will outlive the pandemic.
The FCC is now accepting applications for the historic $7-billion Emergency Connectivity Fund to help get students connected.
Experts sing the praises of gaming in education.
June 7, 2021- Librarians and broadband enthusiasts affiliated with the Gigabit Libraries Network discussed the benefits of connectivity from new […]
The FCC’s May 10 order said schools and libraries could not use connectivity funds to build self-provisioned networks.
AMERICAN FORK, Utah, May 13, 2021 – Facebook’s involvement in Utah technology education has grown since it broke ground in […]
The speed of the broadband service used was only one component of the issues students faced.
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday released rules for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, answering many questions about the program.
Digital liaisons who speak multiple languages can help guide multilingual communities for the digital future.
The agency is expected to vote on policies for the new connectivity fund by mid-May, chairwoman says.
April 7, 2021 – Libraries should monitor their broadband speeds and ensure they are getting quality connections, according to library […]
April 6, 2021 – In a webinar last week hosted by the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), panelists […]
March 30, 2021 – Despite expanded funding for the E-Rate internet subsidy program for schools and libraries, the Michigan State […]
March 24, 2021 – Educators must come up with ways to enhance the online learning experience or students will end […]
March 24, 2021 – The lack of available and quality broadband access is worsening the disparity between low- and high-income […]
March 23, 2021 – Assistant principal William Jeffery has noticed a trend. In an interview with Broadband Breakfast on Monday, […]
March 1, 2021 – The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition has applauded the House of Representatives passing a bill […]
February 25, 2021—As the demand for broadband continues to grow during the pandemic, so too must the workforce responsible for […]
February 23, 2021 – Texas education commissioner Mike Morath declared in January that the state “basically completely closed” the digital […]
February 23, 2021—During the COVID-19 pandemic, television broadcasting stations have implemented datacasting technology to assist in the distance learning that […]
February 16, 2021 – As the educational technology industry sees an explosion of interest as more kids are schooled at […]
February 8, 2021—The former head of the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration is recommending the government expand the E-Rate subsidy program, […]
February 2, 2021 – Democratic Sen. Ed Markey’s communications policy focus this Congress will be on net neutrality, children and […]
January 22, 2021—The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition released its 2021 Policy Roadmap on Thursday—an agenda to promote open, […]
January 19, 2021—Technology is adapting to accelerate students’ potential to learn from home, as teachers and students have been obligated […]
January 14, 2021 — A rising concern in the business world is the lack of emerging professionals with technology-based skills. […]
November 28, 2020 – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and its Broadband USA program continues to track […]
October 24, 2020 — Allen Pratt, executive director of the National Rural Education Association, called for delivering universal home broadband […]
October 15, 2020 — Millions of Americans remain unconnected today, even as broadband connectivity remains vital to countless aspects of […]
September 20, 2020 – Sens. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, argued that the fastest way to close […]
The first day of school has always come with a mix of joy and anxiety as students transition from summer […]
September 3, 2020 – With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and academic institutions are cautiously beginning […]
June 26, 2020 — Maintaining learning initiatives as the COVID-19 pandemic forced a hasty transition to virtual education was a […]
June 18, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting shift to primarily-online learning have placed students’ privacy in jeopardy, […]
June 2, 2020 — Libraries consistently adapt to serve the essential education needs of surrounding communities, and their reliability and capacity […]
May 19, 2020 — The current methods of telework are not sustainable, said Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in a […]
Panelists at an FCC roundtable on Monday stressed the importance of narrowing the digital divide that makes distance learning difficult […]
Open access to middle mile infrastructure will help deliver services at the last mile, CETF says.
Counties see it as a way to increase competition and lower prices, while telecoms see money and quality problems.
Infrastructure bill could be up for vote Thursday, senators ask Biden to make Rosenworcel permanent FCC chair, JSI buys Mid-State.
Broadband money programs and a need for connectivity is driving capital into the space.
If Washington wants to break up big companies, then it must address the roots of what they're trying to tackle.
Facebook pauses photo-sharing app for kids, FCC announces $1.2B in first wave of ECF, ransomware attacks on the rise.
Even if you are not at the Broadband Communities Summit, you can still participate in Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021.
Christopher Ali discusses his solutions to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in his most recent book, "Farm Fresh Broadband."
Panelists argued that lack of equitable digital access is deadly and driven by lack of competition.
"Farm Fresh Broadband" explains the world of broadband policy and provides solutions to bridge the digital divide.
There is concern that an FTC focused on 'big is bad' will stunt economic growth in the future.
Apple will not reinstate Fortnite after court fight, T-Mobile expands in 4 states, Ajit Pai on Virginia's broadband success.
Topic 4 explores the past and future of the shared infrastructure model with more smart city deployments.
Politico panel debates merit of allowing tech platform users to migrate data freely.
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
Advisory panel includes leaders in broadband and a chief economist at the FCC.
A coalition of groups argue the Texas law violates the Constitution, US Telecom on investment and Connected Nation on impact.
Partnerships for broadband need to emphasize community engagement to improve connectivity
Companies, industries, and associations chime in on FCC equipment blacklist proposal.
FCC head talks spectrum and network strategy, broadband policy book released, and it's Lifeline Awareness Week.
Topic 3 focuses on the way that municipalities' infrastructure projects has changed the conversation around public private partnerships.
Want a sneak peak of Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021 on Monday? Moderators for the event's four sessions preview their panels.
Brad Smith said information sharing is critical for preventative measures against cyberattacks.
Thirteen additional bidders approved for RDOF, Blue Ridge going full fiber, YouTube Premium growing but trails other streaming apps.
Broadband Breakfast briefly breaks down the topics to be discussed at the TPRC conference.
While some advocate for a tightening of language, other experts believe Section 230 should not be touched.
'These companies know how many resources they [agencies] have,' Klobuchar said.
The Broadband Connectivity Index uses multiple datasets to try to get a better understanding of well- and under-connected areas in...
AT&T's opens first learning center with free broadband, open RAN company Parallel Wireless expands, AT&T testing 5G for maritime use.
Topic 2 at DII2021 will consider new ownership models of digital assets. What role will cities and operators play?
The number of states restricting municipal broadband networks has dropped during the pandemic.
Letter follows Wall Street Journal story that reports Facebook knew about mental health damage Instagram has on teens.
Democrats intro device subsidy bill, OneWeb half way to launch goal, Trevor Jones is USTelecom VP of gov. affairs.
Expert says the issue is about what Hytera could be compelled to do by the Chinese government.
Dish is partnering with IBM for 5G, ConnectMaine's community broadband grants, Intuit to buy Mailchimp, STL hires Paolo Colella.
A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.
Topic 1 at DII2021 considers debt and equity financing for digital infrastructure investment.
Senate-passed legislation for broadband investment inspired by Colorado's experience, says senator.
Staunch privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya appears to be Joe Biden's pick for the FTC, Axios reports.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.