Telecommunications


NSBA Makes Recommendations for Improving E-Rate

In response to the FCC's request for suggestions about modernizing the E-Rate program, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel has offered a series of recommendations.

Common Core, Obamacare and the Numbers Game

With field tests underway, will CCSS reach the same tipping point that the Affordable Care Act has?

A Modest Proposal for Comcast

With apologies to Jonathan Swift, I approve the telecom giant's acquisition of Time Warner Cable — with one big condition.

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As Smart Phones Approach the Saturation Point, Prices Head Downward

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

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Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Android Now on Three-Quarters of Smart Phones

Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.

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Green Bay District Supports Chromebook Deployment with 4G LTE for Access on and off Campus

Wisconsin's Green Bay Area Public School District is taking a novel approach to supporting its 1-to-1 Chromebook program. Rather than simply using standard WiFi, the district is providing broadband access via 4G LTE and allowing students to use the network on and off campus.

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One-Seventh of the World's Population Got a Smart Phone Last Year

In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.

Mobile Study: Tablets Make a Difference in Teaching and Learning

A pair of studies released Wednesday — the first of their kind — found that tablets can make a difference in the learning habits of students.

E-Rate Begins at Home

If we know anything at all about the impact of technology on learning, we know that students must be able to use it when they need it, as long as they need it.

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