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2015: The Rebirth of E-rate

By late 2013, much of the hope and enthusiasm associated with the FCC’s E-rate program was gone. Despite rising connectivity costs, funding had remained consistent. This meant that the vast majority of schools could never hope to upgrade their gear, leaving them left behind...


FCC E-rate Deadlines are Looming. Are you Ready?

Now through March 26, technology solutions providers should be laser focused on opportunities within the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-rate program. As of Feb. 26, schools and libraries across the United States have initiated their E-rate funding requests, which include the technology they will...


E-rate 2015: It’s a Whole New Game

The FCC’s E-rate program has helped schools and libraries gain affordable access to telecommunications equipment for almost two decades. Over those 18+ years, technology has changed quite a bit. To get ahead of changing demands and requirements as schools, libraries and other public entities...