USAC Releases First Commitments for Funding Year 2012 in the Schools and Libraries Program
Washington, D.C. – The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will release a record wave of funding commitment decision letters (FCDLs) to Funding Year 2012 (FY 2012) school and library applicants on July 10, 2012. USAC will send over 23,800 letters committing $646 million in universal service support. The FCDLs will notify applicants of funding commitments for Priority One services (telecommunications and Internet access) for all discount bands from 20% to 90%.
FCC boss backs usage-based pricing for cable Internet access
BOSTON -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission said he supports cable companies' charging for Internet based on how much a subscriber uses the service, and also welcomed a cable industry initiative to share Wi-Fi hotspots around the country.
AT&T, Feds Ignore Low-Price Mandate Designed to Help Schools
At the dawn of the Internet era, Congress set out to avert a digital divide between rich and poor
students. In a landmark bill, lawmakers required the nation’s phone companies to provide
bargain voice and data rates to schools and to subsidize the cost of equipment and services, with
the biggest subsidies going to the schools with the most disadvantaged children.
E-Rate Central files reply comments to the FCC's digital literacy training proposal
Tel/Logic Inc., d.b.a. E-Rate Central, submits these Reply Comments in response to the FCC's Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released February 6, 2012 designated DA 10-1248, in part seeking comment on a proposal to establish a digital literacy training program.
A new commission that will author a blueprint on how to harness technology as a catalyst for educational reform will do so with support from the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission.
Former Owner of Illinois Technology Company Sentenced to Serve 30 Months in Prison for Role in Multi-State Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program
WASHINGTON — A former owner of two Illinois-based technology companies was sentenced today to serve 30 months in prison for her participation in a conspiracy to defraud the federal E-Rate program, the Department of Justice announced. Gloria Harper was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier.
The FCC/DOE’s Digital Learning Collaborative, of which E-Rate Central is a member, releases the "Digital Textbook Playbook"
The FCC/DOE’s Digital Learning Collaborative, of which E-Rate Central is a member, releases the “Digital Textbook Playbook” designed to help educators tackle the major barriers to the adoption of e-textbooks.