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Funds For Learning Delivers Petition to FCC Chairman11/15/2012
On November 12, 2012, Funds For Learning provided a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski containing over 1,700 signatures of parents, community members, and E-rate stakeholders in support of an increase in the annual E-rate funding cap. The signatures were collected via an open letter and petition during 2012.
The letter urges the Commission to allocate monies from the Connect America Fund to the E-rate program in order to ensure that schools and libraries across America can continue to receive advanced telecommunications and Internet connectivity at affordable rates. In a recent survey of E-rate applicants, over 90% of respondents indicated that E-rate funds were critical for the success of their school or library. While the E-rate program directly impacts over 95% of K-12 students in the country, demand for E-rate funds continues to exceed the annual funding cap almost 2:1.
To BEAR, or to SPI: that is the question.
With the passing of the invoicing deadline for recurring services, I am reminded of a question I am frequently asked: "should my school BEAR or SPI to receive our E-rate approved discounts?"11/9/2012
To Gift Or Not To Gift...
After the anticipation of returning to my roots to attend the USAC training in my home state of New Jersey, I was greeted by some much welcomed cooler weather, fall colors and friendly faces. Adding to this, I had the opportunity to meet with a...11/7/2012
SLD Applicant Training Outreach Suggestion
I attended the SLD applicant training session in Atlanta on October 18th and saw many familiar faces. The SLD trainings are worthwhile events, and I have no doubt that applicants who attended one of the eight training sessions this fall received...11/2/2012