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  1. 3 reasons E-rate funding remains critical for school internet access eSchool News – December 9, 2021
  2. E-Rate Bidding Process Open: What Should Schools Prepare For? eLearning – November 10, 2021
  3. School Districts Making a New Push to Upgrade Their Internet Connectivity Market Brief – November 4, 2021
  4. E-rate recipients want expanded coverage for off-school sites, cybersecurity K-12 Dive – October 28, 2021
  5. Report: Network Security an ‘Urgent Concern,’ Needs E-rate Support THE Journal – October 28, 2021
  6. 11th Annual ‘E-rate Trends Report’ from Funds For Learning PRWeb – October 28, 2021
  7. Second Filing Window Now Open for The Emergency Connectivity Fund American Consortium for Equity in Education – September 23, 2021
  8. What to Expect in the Second Emergency Connectivity Fund Filing Window EdTech – September 9, 2021
  9. Schools and Libraries Should Seek ECF Remote Learning Support American Consortium for Equity in Education (pg.56) – August 2021
  10. How will schools take advantage of $7B FCC fund to address the homework gap? K12 Dive – July 30, 2021
  11. How schools can close the homework gap with the Emergency Connectivity Fund Smart Brief – June 25, 2021
  12. Schools and Libraries Can Act Now to Bridge the Digital Divide Benton Foundation – June 23, 2021
  13. You’ve got questions about the Emergency Connectivity Fund, Funds For Learning has answers Tech & Learning – May 13, 2021
  14. The FCC Provides a Peek Into Proposed Rules for $7 Billion Remote Learning Fund Edweek – May 5, 2021
  15. Funds For Learning Invites Feedback in 11th Annual E-rate Survey PRWeb – April 19, 2021
  16. What You Need to Know About the Emergency Connectivity Fund THE Journal – April 1, 2021
  17. How would you spend $7 billion to narrow digital divide? District Administration – March 23, 2021
  18. CoSN2021: What Your School District Must Understand About E-Rate EdTech – March5, 2021
  19. The E-Rate Program: Three Pivotal Issues for Education Companies Education Week Market Brief – February 26, 2021
  20. New Push Made for FCC to Add Funding for Cybersecurity to E-rate THE Journal – February 17, 2021
  21. 5 Things to Know About E-Rate Applications for 2021 Tech & Learning – January 29, 2021
  22. Funding Year 2021 E-rate Application Window is Now Open PRWeb – January 19, 2021
  23. CARES Act 2: Larger, Fairer — and Still Insufficient THE Journal – January 15, 2021
  24. Pandemic relief bill ‘doesn’t go far enough’ for higher education EdScoop – December 29, 2020
  25. Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device Usage Education Week – November 30, 2020
  26. Broadband Forum Launches 3 New Specs for 5G, FCC Rural Auction Winds Down, Connected Nation Goes K-12 BroadbandBreakfast.com – Nov. 23, 2020
  27. Where to find broadband access solutions and better deals  District Administration – November 20, 2020
  28. Closing the Connectivity Gap with Expanded, Optimized Networks EdTech – November 17, 2020
  29. New Report Reveals Urgent Need for Off-Campus Internet – MarketScale Internet Do – November 10, 2020
  30. New Report Reveals Urgent Need for Off-Campus Internet MarketScale – November 10, 2020
  31. E-rate report reveals dire need for off-campus internet i360 Gov – November 5, 2020
  32. E-rate report reveals dire need for off-campus internet eSchool News – November 5, 2020
  33. Pandemic amplified students’ growing reliance on technology, says Educause EdScoop – October 23, 2020
  34. 10th Annual E-rate Trends Report Indicates Need for Off-campus Funding MarketScale – October 16, 2020
  35. Many Students Still Lack Home Internet. Here’s How Big the Problem Is EducationWeek – October 14, 2020
  36. Survey Exposes Need for Off-Campus E-rate Funding THE Journal – October 7, 2020
  37. 10 E-rate trends shaping school internet access District Administration – October 7, 2020
  38. How to ensure home broadband access for every student Benton Foundation – July 9, 2020
  39. How to ensure home broadband access for every student ESchool News – July 9, 2020
  40. Pandemic’s disruption gave universities time to regroup on tech EdScoop – July 7, 2020
  41. Students need $5 billion for broadband internet, advocates say District Administration – June 12, 2020
  42. Hundreds of educators signal support for $5.25B remote learning bill EdScoop – June 11, 2020
  43. Funds For Learning Invites Feedback in 10th Annual E-rate Survey Tech & Learning – June 10, 2020
  44. Pandemic Exposes Equity, Access Gaps in Distance Learning Governing – May 22, 2020
  45. Narrowing the Gap in Home Connectivity edCircuit – May 15, 2020
  46. Narrowing the Gap in Home Connectivity EdNews Daily – May 15, 2020
  47. Narrowing the Gap in Home Connectivity the Learning Council – May 15, 2020
  48. E-rate to the Home Initiative Benton Institute – May 12, 2020
  49. USAC Issues First Wave for Funding Year 2020 Benton Institute – May 11, 2020
  50. Education groups seek $5.25B to connect students District Administration – April 30, 2020
  51. Ed-Tech Groups to Congress: More Than $5 Billion Needed to Address Internet Access Gaps Education Week Blogs – April 30, 2020
  52. The Cost To Fix Education’s Digital Divide MarketScale – April 28, 2020
  53. Schools may need an extra $5 billion for online learning EdScoop – April 28, 2020
  54. How Congress and the FCC Could Help Millions of Students Access Remote Learning EdSurge – April 15, 2020
  55. The E-Rate Program: A Critical Source of Funding Amid the Coronavirus Storm EdWeek – April 2, 2020
  56. E-rate support during COVID-19 Education Superhighway – March 24, 2020
  57. A new tool will help track internet equity eSchool News – February 14, 2020
  58. Free Tool to Supply Broadband Speed and Pricing Data to Districts THE Journal – February 11, 2020
  59. E-rate FAQ: FCC Releases New Rules for Ed Tech Funding THE Journal – January 27, 2020
  60. Broadband Roundup: Digital Inclusion Often Falls Short, Rumble Over Roomba Spectrum, Deal Over Education SuperHighway BroadbandBreakfast – January 21. 2020
  61. EducationSuperHighway Partners with Connected Nation to Carry Forward its Mission Benton Foundation – January 14, 2020
  62. Shutdown is Not Impacting Education Operations or Funding Simba Information – January 7, 2019
  63. K–12 E-Rate Requests Slow Even As Money Is Available EdTech – January 10, 2019
  64. E-Rate Funding Will Continue During Government Shutdown EdTech – January 16, 2019
  65. Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains EdTech – February 15, 2019
  66. E-Rate, the Digital Divide, and the Growing Appetite for Internet Among U.S. Schools and Libraries eLearningInside – February 15, 2019
  67. District CIO: Timely tips for E-rate funding District Administration – February 20, 2019
  68. Hundreds of 2018 E-rate Applications Still in Limbo Benton Foundation – February 21, 2019
  69. Hundreds of E-Rate Applications From 2018 Remain in Limbo Education Week – February 26, 2019
  70. E-rate Window Closes with ‘Vibrant’ Activity Tech & Learning – April 8, 2019
  71. $314 Million Never Spent, Best Year Ever, and More E-Rate Notes EdTech Digest – April 23, 2019
  72. FCC considers limiting broadband funding for rural schools and libraries EdScoop – June 4, 2019
  73. Funds For Learning ‘E-rate Trends Report’ Reveals Rapidly Growing Need for Broadband Education Dive – June 24, 2019
  74. Funds For Learning ‘E-rate Trends Report’ Reveals Rapidly Growing Need for Broadband District Administration – June 24, 2019
  75. Demand for broadband in schools strong, E-Rate survey shows EdScoop – June 26, 2019
  76. Washington Watch: The top technology influencing K-12’s future District Administration – July 2, 2019
  77. E-rate remains critical to school broadband connectivity Education Dive – July 11, 2019
  78. FCC Seeks to Modernize E-Rate Program THE Journal – July 11, 2019
  79. 96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019 eSchool News – January 1, 2019
  80. Schools See ‘Incredible Progress’ on Internet Connectivity, Report Says Education Week – October 30, 2018
  81. Here’s a must-do for E-rate applicants eSchool News – October 26, 2018
  82. The E-rate Program Is Working. Here Are 3 Ways to Make It Even Better. EdTech Digest – September 12, 2018
  83. 5 school and library applicants weigh in on E-rate eSchool News – August 19, 2018
  84. Doug Jones and Kay Ivey write FCC looking for answers about education broadband funds Alabama Today – August 16, 2018
  85. In the Aftermath of Net Neutrality, District Leaders Should Be Proactive With Service Providers, Experts Say The 74 Million – August 8, 2018
  86. Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl EdSurge – August 7, 2018
  87. Uncertain Future for Federal Ed Tech Funding Program Doesn’t Deter Applicants The Journal – May 7, 2018
  88. New Tools for Schools Tech & Learning – April 30, 2018
  89. FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ Education Week – March 30, 2018
  90. CoSN 2018: How Your District Can Prepare for an E-Rate Audit EdTech – March 26, 2018
  91. An Inside Look at E-Rate EdTech – March 15, 2018
  92. CoSN 2018: What’s on the Horizon for E-Rate and Educational Policy? EdTech – March 13, 2018
  93. Funds For Learning Introduces “My E-rate Guides” Tech & Learning – March 12, 2018
  94. This E-rate trick can help schools combat net neutrality repeal eSchool News – February 16, 2018
  95. Significant 2017 E-Rate Stats Tech & Learning – January 22, 2018
  96. Internet access in schools: E-rate trends and the end of net neutrality Hechinger Report – December 20, 2017
  97. Survey sheds light on why educators fear a future without net neutrality EdScoop – December 12,2017
  98. Net Neutrality Vote Heavy Hit to Schools and Districts The Journal – December 15, 2017
  99. Funds For Learning Releases 2017 E-rate Trends Report Tech & Learning – December 14, 2017
  100. Suburban Chicago district overhauls approach to learning via E-rate funds Education Dive – December 13,2017
  101. The Top 3 K–12 Trends of 2017 EdTech – December 13, 2017
  102. Net neutrality repeal: Don’t panic SmartBrief – December 13, 2017
  103. The E-Rate Program: 6 Big Numbers to Know Education Week – December 12, 2017
  104. First, the FCC Targeted ‘Net Neutrality.’ Could the E-rate Program, and Subsidized School Internet, Be Next? The 74 Million – Movember 27, 2017
  105. CoSN Calls on FCC to Continue Lifeline Program Modernization THE Journal – November 15, 2017
  106. Q&A: Funds for Learning’s John Harrington Ponders the Future of E-Rate Connectivity EdTech – November 13, 2017
  107. Is the FCC purposefully screwing up US school broadband projects? The register – October 27, 2017
  108. Louisiana district illustrates power of E-rate in education EdScoop – October 13, 2017
  109. E-Rate Sparks Low-Cost Connectivity, Better Digital Learning EdTech – October 3,2017
  110. FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries Education Week – September 26,2017
  111. Schools Making ‘Extraordinary Progress’ With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds Education Week – September 9, 2017
  112. E-Rate Trends report highlights significant benefits for schools, libraries Education Dive – August 11, 2017
  113. Report highlights benefits of E-Rate program SmartBrief – August 10, 2017
  114. E-rate applications decline despite need for broadband investments EdScoop – August 10, 2017
  115. E-rate applications decline despite need for broadband investments EdScoop – August 10, 2017
  116. Most districts say E-rate is critical for internet access eSchool News – August 9, 2017
  117. About 79 Percent of Schools and Libraries Have Faster Internet Because of E-Rate EdTech Magazine: Focus on K-12 – August 9, 2017
  118. E-rate: How to Broaden Connectivity, Achieve Funding Success EdTech Digest – July 27, 2017
  119. 28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017 eSchool News – July 20, 2017
  120. It’s never too early to start planning for E-rate Education Dive – July 11, 2017
  121. Executive Q&A with John D. Harrington: Engineer embraces online learning mission NewsOK – July 2, 2017
  122. 8 lessons from ISTE 2017 SmartBrief – June 29, 2017
  123. Survey: 87 Percent of E-rate Applicants Say Funding Vital to Connectivity Goals THE Journal – June 27, 2017
  124. Funds For Learning Reveals Initial Insights to E-rate Program Impact THE Journal – June 26, 2017
  125. Funds For Learning Reveals Initial Insights to E-rate Program Impact Tech & Learning – June 26, 2017
  126. Are Fewer Schools and Libraries Applying To the E-Rate Program? SLJ – May 23, 2017
  127. April 13 is Deadline to Seek Competitive Bids for E-Rate Discounts THE Journal – April 6, 2017
  128. E-rate still helps with connections District Administration – April 6, 2017
  129. Update: E-rate Now More Than Ever EdTech Digest – March 30, 2017
  130. E-rate continues to have support of FCC Chairman Pai – so far EdScoop – March 28, 2017
  131. Improving Connectivity to Create Powerful Learning Experiences GettingSmart – March 20, 2017
  132. 2017 – Finalists EdTech Digest – March 9, 2017
  133. Applying for E-rate: 3 tips SmartBrief – February 28, 2017
  134. Exploring the Future of K–12 Connectivity EdTech: Focus on K-12 – February 3, 2017
  135. FY2016 E-Rate Funding Slower Than in Previous Years School CIO – January 25, 2017
  136. E-Rate Funds Available to Support Connectivity in Classrooms EdTech: Focus on K-12 – January 18, 2017
  137. Today’s Newsletter: The State of EdTech Under Trump Tech & Learning – December 22, 2016
  138. Today’s Newsletter: The State of EdTech Under Trump Tech & Learning – December 22, 2016
  139. E-rate data suggests need for improvement EdScoop (Online) – December 20, 2016
  140. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure PRWeb – December 13, 2016
  141. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure Tech & Learning – December 13, 2016
  142. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure District Administration (Online) – June 9, 2016
  143. Louisiana district taps E-rate program District Administration – December 13, 2016
  144. LA District Taps E-rate, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Infrastructure EdNET News Alert (Online) – December 13, 2016
  145. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure Education Dive – December 13, 2016
  146. How to Strategize Your E-Rate Application School Leaders Now – December 9, 2016
  147. Innovative district expands access like never before using E-rate eSchool News – November 23, 2016
  148. Five tips to get the most from E-rate investments EdScoop (Online) – November 18, 2016
  149. First Self-Provisioned Fiber Approved for E-rate Funding The E-rate Law Advisor – November 8, 2016
  150. Snapshot of E-rate Applicants School CIO – October, 2016
  151. Report: Schools expect faster internet within 3 years eSchool News – October 27, 2016
  152. Snapshot Of E-Rate Program Tech & Learning – October 27, 2016
  153. The E-rate Program Today EdTech Digest– October 17, 2016
  154. Analysis: How E-Rate changes affect “legacy” services SmartBrief – October 14, 2016
  155. Revamped E-Rate Program Is ‘Custom Built’ for Connectivity EdTech: Focus on K-12 – October 3, 2016
  156. The Rate of E-rate School CIO – September 30, 2016
  157. What if students could study what they love, at a pace that suits their needs? The Hechinger Report – September 21, 2016
  158. FCC Shift in E-Rate Priorities Begins to Impact Schools and Libraries Center for Digital Education – September 20, 2016
  159. E-rate Update Helping Add Internet, But Not Enough THE Journal – September 19, 2016
  160. Funds For Learning Trend Report Provides Snapshot of E-rate Program Tech & Learning – September 16, 2016
  161. E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Connections Keep Growing Education Week – September 16, 2016
  162. Connecting with Funding EdTech Digest– September 8, 2016
  163. How MSPs Can Capitalize on E-Rate Opportunities MSPAlliance – September 6, 2016
  164. New E-Rate savings bring speedy internet to more students District Administration – September 1, 2016
  165. E-Rate made faster internet possible for Louisiana district Education Dive – September 1, 2016
  166. Louisiana School District Benefits from E-Rate Discount THE Journal – September 1, 2016
  167. The internet is speeding up – and schools are demanding faster connections EdScoop – August 2, 2016
  168. Funds For Learning Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History District Administration – June 27, 2016
  169. Funds For Learning’s Recent Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History PRWeb – June 27, 2016
  170. Funds For Learning Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History Tech & Learning – June 27, 2016
  171. Funds For Learning Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History Education Dive – June 27, 2016
  172. Monday at ISTE 2016: Michio Kaku, New ISTE Standards, and VR Education Dive – June 27, 2016
  173. Lit Fiber Leads Latest E-rate Funding 277,492 Requests THE Journal (Online) – June 27, 2016
  174. Survey Seeks Input on E-rate Program, Deadline June 17 THE Journal – June 15, 2016
  175. Survey Seeks Educators’ Views of E-Rate Tech & Learning – June 9, 2016
  176. Farm Bill Broadband Loans a Little-Known Rural K-12 Connectivity Option Education Dive – June 3, 2016
  177. E-Rate Applications at $5.8 Billion, but 90,000 Schools Need More than Funding Education Dive – May 6, 2016
  178. What’s New: New Tools for Schools | Software & Online | Funds for Learning E-rate Manager Web Portal Tech & Learning (Online) – April 28, 2016
  179. Wiring Your School District: Outsource or DIY? EdScoop – April 25, 2016
  180. She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community EdNET Insight – April 8, 2016
  181. Funds for Learning CEO John Harrington Named Kathy Hurley Private Sector Champion Tech & Learning – April 7, 2016
  182. Funds for Learning CEO John Harrington Named Kathy Hurley Private Sector Champion PRWeb – April 7, 2016
  183. 3 Things To Know About E-rate in 2016 School CIO – February, 2016
  184. How Tech Is Transforming Education Flarrio.com – February 8, 2016
  185. Cleveland Schools Have Little Chance of Collecting $8.57 Million in Botched E-rate Rebates, Lawyers Say Cleveland.com – January 26, 2016
  186. Failure to Collect E-rate Rebate May Land Cleveland Taxpayers $8.57M Bill Education Dive – January 28, 2016
  187. E-Rate Filing Window Opens for Schools, Libraries Center For Digital Education – February 3, 2016
  188. 2016 E-rate Filing Window Opens Tech & Learning – February 3, 2016
  189. 2016 E-rate Filing Window Checklist EdTech Digest – January 29, 2016
  190. E-rate Funding: Five Steps to Prepare for the 2016 Filing Window Tech & Learning – January 26, 2016

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