Telecommunications


Snapshot: LTE Devices Accelerating, 20 Networks Now Running Commercial LTE-Advanced

The number of 4G LTE handsets is set to explode in the coming year, with growth of more than 43 percent from 2014. Meanwhile, according to a new report, telecommunications networks in 14 countries are now commercially operating high-speed LTE-Advanced.

Ed Tech Leaders Applaud FCC Decision to Increase Funding for Broadband by $1.5 Billion a Year

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to increase the E-rate fund by $1.5 billion annually. The decision will allow the United States to expand high-speed WiFi access to 43.5 million additional students, more than 101,000 additional schools and nearly 16,000 additional libraries.

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.

Disadvantaged Students in Georgia District Get Home Internet Service

Fayette County Schools in Georgia will provide its economically disadvantaged students with free wireless Internet service at home in an effort to close the district's digital divide.

5 Ways to Make the Most of the New E-Rate

As funding is phased out for some technologies and increased for others, here’s how you can get more of what you need.

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a new report.

Washington District Gets Home Broadband for Student Chromebooks

Washington state’s Highline Public schools has become the first district to deploy a new service that provides students with mobile broadband access for school work using their Chromebook devices.

Common Core, Obamacare and the Numbers Game

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

EducationSuperHighway CEO Discusses the Impact of the FCC Vote on Broadband Funding

Evan Marwell shares his opinions on how the recent E-rate vote will affect broadband subsidies in American schools — and tells how educators can continue to push the FCC to raise the E-rate funding cap.

FCC Vote Approves $1 Billion for Broadband, Defers Discussion of Raising Funding Cap

In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.

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