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  1. Home Internet for Students or District Cybersecurity: Where Should the Money Go? Education Week – October 24, 2022
  2. E-rate survey points to early signs of the homework gap closing K-12 Dive – October 21, 2022
  3. Funds For Learning Releases 12th Annual ‘E-rate Trends Report’ Highlighting E-rate Performance, Funding and Productivity PRWeb – October 21, 2022
  4. FFL Updates E-rate Manager with New Historical Data for Tracking School Funding THE Journal – October 18, 2022
  5. What’s Next for E-Rate? The Hogan Report (THR) – October 17, 2022
  6. Funds For Learning Releases Free ‘E-rate Manager’ Tool for Schools and Libraries PRWeb – October 12, 2022
  7. E-rate spending reveals schools’ tech evolution eSchool News – September 23, 2022
  8. Heroes Of The COVID Crisis: How John Harrington of Funds For Learning Stepped Up To Make A Difference During The Covid-19 Pandemic Authority Magazine – August 20, 2022
  9. K–12 Schools Implement Connectivity Solutions to Narrow the Homework Gap EdTech – July 19, 2022
  10. Dispatch from FETC 2022 The Hogan Report (THR) – January 27, 2022
  11. Potential E-Rate Changes: Cybersecurity and New Competitive Bidding Tech & Learning – January 26, 2022
  12. Eyeing Major Shake-Up, FCC Weighs Revamping E-Rate Competitive Bids EdWeek Market Brief – January 25, 2022
  13. ‘Cybersecurity is your next Katrina’: Laws to defend schools from hackers go nowhere ABC 7 News – January 17, 2022
  14. Report: 59% of schools meet FCC broadband standard Smart Brief on EdTech – January 12, 2022
  15. 3 reasons E-rate funding remains critical for school internet access eSchool News – December 9, 2021
  16. E-Rate Bidding Process Open: What Should Schools Prepare For? eLearning – November 10, 2021
  17. School Districts Making a New Push to Upgrade Their Internet Connectivity Market Brief – November 4, 2021
  18. E-rate recipients want expanded coverage for off-school sites, cybersecurity K-12 Dive – October 28, 2021
  19. Report: Network Security an ‘Urgent Concern,’ Needs E-rate Support THE Journal – October 28, 2021
  20. 11th Annual ‘E-rate Trends Report’ from Funds For Learning PRWeb – October 28, 2021
  21. Second Filing Window Now Open for The Emergency Connectivity Fund American Consortium for Equity in Education – September 23, 2021
  22. What to Expect in the Second Emergency Connectivity Fund Filing Window EdTech – September 9, 2021
  23. Schools and Libraries Should Seek ECF Remote Learning Support American Consortium for Equity in Education (pg.56) – August 2021
  24. How will schools take advantage of $7B FCC fund to address the homework gap? K12 Dive – July 30, 2021
  25. How schools can close the homework gap with the Emergency Connectivity Fund Smart Brief – June 25, 2021
  26. Schools and Libraries Can Act Now to Bridge the Digital Divide Benton Foundation – June 23, 2021
  27. You’ve got questions about the Emergency Connectivity Fund, Funds For Learning has answers Tech & Learning – May 13, 2021
  28. The FCC Provides a Peek Into Proposed Rules for $7 Billion Remote Learning Fund Edweek – May 5, 2021
  29. Funds For Learning Invites Feedback in 11th Annual E-rate Survey PRWeb – April 19, 2021
  30. What You Need to Know About the Emergency Connectivity Fund THE Journal – April 1, 2021
  31. How would you spend $7 billion to narrow digital divide? District Administration – March 23, 2021
  32. CoSN2021: What Your School District Must Understand About E-Rate EdTech – March5, 2021
  33. The E-Rate Program: Three Pivotal Issues for Education Companies Education Week Market Brief – February 26, 2021
  34. New Push Made for FCC to Add Funding for Cybersecurity to E-rate THE Journal – February 17, 2021
  35. 5 Things to Know About E-Rate Applications for 2021 Tech & Learning – January 29, 2021
  36. Funding Year 2021 E-rate Application Window is Now Open PRWeb – January 19, 2021
  37. CARES Act 2: Larger, Fairer — and Still Insufficient THE Journal – January 15, 2021
  38. Pandemic relief bill ‘doesn’t go far enough’ for higher education EdScoop – December 29, 2020
  39. Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device Usage Education Week – November 30, 2020
  40. Broadband Forum Launches 3 New Specs for 5G, FCC Rural Auction Winds Down, Connected Nation Goes K-12 BroadbandBreakfast.com – Nov. 23, 2020
  41. Where to find broadband access solutions and better deals  District Administration – November 20, 2020
  42. Closing the Connectivity Gap with Expanded, Optimized Networks EdTech – November 17, 2020
  43. New Report Reveals Urgent Need for Off-Campus Internet – MarketScale Internet Do – November 10, 2020
  44. New Report Reveals Urgent Need for Off-Campus Internet MarketScale – November 10, 2020
  45. E-rate report reveals dire need for off-campus internet i360 Gov – November 5, 2020
  46. E-rate report reveals dire need for off-campus internet eSchool News – November 5, 2020
  47. Pandemic amplified students’ growing reliance on technology, says Educause EdScoop – October 23, 2020
  48. 10th Annual E-rate Trends Report Indicates Need for Off-campus Funding MarketScale – October 16, 2020
  49. Many Students Still Lack Home Internet. Here’s How Big the Problem Is EducationWeek – October 14, 2020
  50. Survey Exposes Need for Off-Campus E-rate Funding THE Journal – October 7, 2020
  51. 10 E-rate trends shaping school internet access District Administration – October 7, 2020
  52. How to ensure home broadband access for every student Benton Foundation – July 9, 2020
  53. How to ensure home broadband access for every student ESchool News – July 9, 2020
  54. Pandemic’s disruption gave universities time to regroup on tech EdScoop – July 7, 2020
  55. Students need $5 billion for broadband internet, advocates say District Administration – June 12, 2020
  56. Hundreds of educators signal support for $5.25B remote learning bill EdScoop – June 11, 2020
  57. Funds For Learning Invites Feedback in 10th Annual E-rate Survey Tech & Learning – June 10, 2020
  58. Pandemic Exposes Equity, Access Gaps in Distance Learning Governing – May 22, 2020
  59. Narrowing the Gap in Home Connectivity edCircuit – May 15, 2020
  60. Narrowing the Gap in Home Connectivity EdNews Daily – May 15, 2020
  61. Narrowing the Gap in Home Connectivity the Learning Council – May 15, 2020
  62. E-rate to the Home Initiative Benton Institute – May 12, 2020
  63. USAC Issues First Wave for Funding Year 2020 Benton Institute – May 11, 2020
  64. Education groups seek $5.25B to connect students District Administration – April 30, 2020
  65. Ed-Tech Groups to Congress: More Than $5 Billion Needed to Address Internet Access Gaps Education Week Blogs – April 30, 2020
  66. The Cost To Fix Education’s Digital Divide MarketScale – April 28, 2020
  67. Schools may need an extra $5 billion for online learning EdScoop – April 28, 2020
  68. How Congress and the FCC Could Help Millions of Students Access Remote Learning EdSurge – April 15, 2020
  69. The E-Rate Program: A Critical Source of Funding Amid the Coronavirus Storm EdWeek – April 2, 2020
  70. E-rate support during COVID-19 Education Superhighway – March 24, 2020
  71. A new tool will help track internet equity eSchool News – February 14, 2020
  72. Free Tool to Supply Broadband Speed and Pricing Data to Districts THE Journal – February 11, 2020
  73. E-rate FAQ: FCC Releases New Rules for Ed Tech Funding THE Journal – January 27, 2020
  74. Broadband Roundup: Digital Inclusion Often Falls Short, Rumble Over Roomba Spectrum, Deal Over Education SuperHighway BroadbandBreakfast – January 21. 2020
  75. EducationSuperHighway Partners with Connected Nation to Carry Forward its Mission Benton Foundation – January 14, 2020
  76. Shutdown is Not Impacting Education Operations or Funding Simba Information – January 7, 2019
  77. K–12 E-Rate Requests Slow Even As Money Is Available EdTech – January 10, 2019
  78. E-Rate Funding Will Continue During Government Shutdown EdTech – January 16, 2019
  79. Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains EdTech – February 15, 2019
  80. E-Rate, the Digital Divide, and the Growing Appetite for Internet Among U.S. Schools and Libraries eLearningInside – February 15, 2019
  81. District CIO: Timely tips for E-rate funding District Administration – February 20, 2019
  82. Hundreds of 2018 E-rate Applications Still in Limbo Benton Foundation – February 21, 2019
  83. Hundreds of E-Rate Applications From 2018 Remain in Limbo Education Week – February 26, 2019
  84. E-rate Window Closes with ‘Vibrant’ Activity Tech & Learning – April 8, 2019
  85. $314 Million Never Spent, Best Year Ever, and More E-Rate Notes EdTech Digest – April 23, 2019
  86. FCC considers limiting broadband funding for rural schools and libraries EdScoop – June 4, 2019
  87. Funds For Learning ‘E-rate Trends Report’ Reveals Rapidly Growing Need for Broadband Education Dive – June 24, 2019
  88. Funds For Learning ‘E-rate Trends Report’ Reveals Rapidly Growing Need for Broadband District Administration – June 24, 2019
  89. Demand for broadband in schools strong, E-Rate survey shows EdScoop – June 26, 2019
  90. Washington Watch: The top technology influencing K-12’s future District Administration – July 2, 2019
  91. E-rate remains critical to school broadband connectivity Education Dive – July 11, 2019
  92. FCC Seeks to Modernize E-Rate Program THE Journal – July 11, 2019
  93. 96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019 eSchool News – January 1, 2019
  94. Schools See ‘Incredible Progress’ on Internet Connectivity, Report Says Education Week – October 30, 2018
  95. Here’s a must-do for E-rate applicants eSchool News – October 26, 2018
  96. The E-rate Program Is Working. Here Are 3 Ways to Make It Even Better. EdTech Digest – September 12, 2018
  97. 5 school and library applicants weigh in on E-rate eSchool News – August 19, 2018
  98. Doug Jones and Kay Ivey write FCC looking for answers about education broadband funds Alabama Today – August 16, 2018
  99. In the Aftermath of Net Neutrality, District Leaders Should Be Proactive With Service Providers, Experts Say The 74 Million – August 8, 2018
  100. Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl EdSurge – August 7, 2018
  101. Uncertain Future for Federal Ed Tech Funding Program Doesn’t Deter Applicants The Journal – May 7, 2018
  102. New Tools for Schools Tech & Learning – April 30, 2018
  103. FCC Chair Moves to Block E-Rate Funds for Companies Deemed ‘Security Risk’ Education Week – March 30, 2018
  104. CoSN 2018: How Your District Can Prepare for an E-Rate Audit EdTech – March 26, 2018
  105. An Inside Look at E-Rate EdTech – March 15, 2018
  106. CoSN 2018: What’s on the Horizon for E-Rate and Educational Policy? EdTech – March 13, 2018
  107. Funds For Learning Introduces “My E-rate Guides” Tech & Learning – March 12, 2018
  108. This E-rate trick can help schools combat net neutrality repeal eSchool News – February 16, 2018
  109. Significant 2017 E-Rate Stats Tech & Learning – January 22, 2018
  110. Internet access in schools: E-rate trends and the end of net neutrality Hechinger Report – December 20, 2017
  111. Survey sheds light on why educators fear a future without net neutrality EdScoop – December 12,2017
  112. Net Neutrality Vote Heavy Hit to Schools and Districts The Journal – December 15, 2017
  113. Funds For Learning Releases 2017 E-rate Trends Report Tech & Learning – December 14, 2017
  114. Suburban Chicago district overhauls approach to learning via E-rate funds Education Dive – December 13,2017
  115. The Top 3 K–12 Trends of 2017 EdTech – December 13, 2017
  116. Net neutrality repeal: Don’t panic SmartBrief – December 13, 2017
  117. The E-Rate Program: 6 Big Numbers to Know Education Week – December 12, 2017
  118. First, the FCC Targeted ‘Net Neutrality.’ Could the E-rate Program, and Subsidized School Internet, Be Next? The 74 Million – Movember 27, 2017
  119. CoSN Calls on FCC to Continue Lifeline Program Modernization THE Journal – November 15, 2017
  120. Q&A: Funds for Learning’s John Harrington Ponders the Future of E-Rate Connectivity EdTech – November 13, 2017
  121. Is the FCC purposefully screwing up US school broadband projects? The register – October 27, 2017
  122. Louisiana district illustrates power of E-rate in education EdScoop – October 13, 2017
  123. E-Rate Sparks Low-Cost Connectivity, Better Digital Learning EdTech – October 3,2017
  124. FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries Education Week – September 26,2017
  125. Schools Making ‘Extraordinary Progress’ With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds Education Week – September 9, 2017
  126. E-Rate Trends report highlights significant benefits for schools, libraries Education Dive – August 11, 2017
  127. Report highlights benefits of E-Rate program SmartBrief – August 10, 2017
  128. E-rate applications decline despite need for broadband investments EdScoop – August 10, 2017
  129. E-rate applications decline despite need for broadband investments EdScoop – August 10, 2017
  130. Most districts say E-rate is critical for internet access eSchool News – August 9, 2017
  131. About 79 Percent of Schools and Libraries Have Faster Internet Because of E-Rate EdTech Magazine: Focus on K-12 – August 9, 2017
  132. E-rate: How to Broaden Connectivity, Achieve Funding Success EdTech Digest – July 27, 2017
  133. 28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017 eSchool News – July 20, 2017
  134. It’s never too early to start planning for E-rate Education Dive – July 11, 2017
  135. Executive Q&A with John D. Harrington: Engineer embraces online learning mission NewsOK – July 2, 2017
  136. 8 lessons from ISTE 2017 SmartBrief – June 29, 2017
  137. Survey: 87 Percent of E-rate Applicants Say Funding Vital to Connectivity Goals THE Journal – June 27, 2017
  138. Funds For Learning Reveals Initial Insights to E-rate Program Impact THE Journal – June 26, 2017
  139. Funds For Learning Reveals Initial Insights to E-rate Program Impact Tech & Learning – June 26, 2017
  140. Are Fewer Schools and Libraries Applying To the E-Rate Program? SLJ – May 23, 2017
  141. April 13 is Deadline to Seek Competitive Bids for E-Rate Discounts THE Journal – April 6, 2017
  142. E-rate still helps with connections District Administration – April 6, 2017
  143. Update: E-rate Now More Than Ever EdTech Digest – March 30, 2017
  144. E-rate continues to have support of FCC Chairman Pai – so far EdScoop – March 28, 2017
  145. Improving Connectivity to Create Powerful Learning Experiences GettingSmart – March 20, 2017
  146. 2017 – Finalists EdTech Digest – March 9, 2017
  147. Applying for E-rate: 3 tips SmartBrief – February 28, 2017
  148. Exploring the Future of K–12 Connectivity EdTech: Focus on K-12 – February 3, 2017
  149. FY2016 E-Rate Funding Slower Than in Previous Years School CIO – January 25, 2017
  150. E-Rate Funds Available to Support Connectivity in Classrooms EdTech: Focus on K-12 – January 18, 2017
  151. Today’s Newsletter: The State of EdTech Under Trump Tech & Learning – December 22, 2016
  152. Today’s Newsletter: The State of EdTech Under Trump Tech & Learning – December 22, 2016
  153. E-rate data suggests need for improvement EdScoop (Online) – December 20, 2016
  154. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure PRWeb – December 13, 2016
  155. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure Tech & Learning – December 13, 2016
  156. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure District Administration (Online) – June 9, 2016
  157. Louisiana district taps E-rate program District Administration – December 13, 2016
  158. LA District Taps E-rate, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Infrastructure EdNET News Alert (Online) – December 13, 2016
  159. Lafayette Parish School System Taps E-rate Program, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Device Infrastructure Education Dive – December 13, 2016
  160. How to Strategize Your E-Rate Application School Leaders Now – December 9, 2016
  161. Innovative district expands access like never before using E-rate eSchool News – November 23, 2016
  162. Five tips to get the most from E-rate investments EdScoop (Online) – November 18, 2016
  163. First Self-Provisioned Fiber Approved for E-rate Funding The E-rate Law Advisor – November 8, 2016
  164. Snapshot of E-rate Applicants School CIO – October, 2016
  165. Report: Schools expect faster internet within 3 years eSchool News – October 27, 2016
  166. Snapshot Of E-Rate Program Tech & Learning – October 27, 2016
  167. The E-rate Program Today EdTech Digest– October 17, 2016
  168. Analysis: How E-Rate changes affect “legacy” services SmartBrief – October 14, 2016
  169. Revamped E-Rate Program Is ‘Custom Built’ for Connectivity EdTech: Focus on K-12 – October 3, 2016
  170. The Rate of E-rate School CIO – September 30, 2016
  171. What if students could study what they love, at a pace that suits their needs? The Hechinger Report – September 21, 2016
  172. FCC Shift in E-Rate Priorities Begins to Impact Schools and Libraries Center for Digital Education – September 20, 2016
  173. E-rate Update Helping Add Internet, But Not Enough THE Journal – September 19, 2016
  174. Funds For Learning Trend Report Provides Snapshot of E-rate Program Tech & Learning – September 16, 2016
  175. E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Connections Keep Growing Education Week – September 16, 2016
  176. Connecting with Funding EdTech Digest– September 8, 2016
  177. How MSPs Can Capitalize on E-Rate Opportunities MSPAlliance – September 6, 2016
  178. New E-Rate savings bring speedy internet to more students District Administration – September 1, 2016
  179. E-Rate made faster internet possible for Louisiana district Education Dive – September 1, 2016
  180. Louisiana School District Benefits from E-Rate Discount THE Journal – September 1, 2016
  181. The internet is speeding up – and schools are demanding faster connections EdScoop – August 2, 2016
  182. Funds For Learning Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History District Administration – June 27, 2016
  183. Funds For Learning’s Recent Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History PRWeb – June 27, 2016
  184. Funds For Learning Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History Tech & Learning – June 27, 2016
  185. Funds For Learning Analysis of E-rate Data Reveals Fastest Funding Decision in Program History Education Dive – June 27, 2016
  186. Monday at ISTE 2016: Michio Kaku, New ISTE Standards, and VR Education Dive – June 27, 2016
  187. Lit Fiber Leads Latest E-rate Funding 277,492 Requests THE Journal (Online) – June 27, 2016
  188. Survey Seeks Input on E-rate Program, Deadline June 17 THE Journal – June 15, 2016
  189. Survey Seeks Educators’ Views of E-Rate Tech & Learning – June 9, 2016
  190. Farm Bill Broadband Loans a Little-Known Rural K-12 Connectivity Option Education Dive – June 3, 2016
  191. E-Rate Applications at $5.8 Billion, but 90,000 Schools Need More than Funding Education Dive – May 6, 2016
  192. What’s New: New Tools for Schools | Software & Online | Funds for Learning E-rate Manager Web Portal Tech & Learning (Online) – April 28, 2016
  193. Wiring Your School District: Outsource or DIY? EdScoop – April 25, 2016
  194. She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community EdNET Insight – April 8, 2016
  195. Funds for Learning CEO John Harrington Named Kathy Hurley Private Sector Champion Tech & Learning – April 7, 2016
  196. Funds for Learning CEO John Harrington Named Kathy Hurley Private Sector Champion PRWeb – April 7, 2016
  197. 3 Things To Know About E-rate in 2016 School CIO – February, 2016
  198. How Tech Is Transforming Education Flarrio.com – February 8, 2016
  199. Cleveland Schools Have Little Chance of Collecting $8.57 Million in Botched E-rate Rebates, Lawyers Say Cleveland.com – January 26, 2016
  200. Failure to Collect E-rate Rebate May Land Cleveland Taxpayers $8.57M Bill Education Dive – January 28, 2016
  201. E-Rate Filing Window Opens for Schools, Libraries Center For Digital Education – February 3, 2016
  202. 2016 E-rate Filing Window Opens Tech & Learning – February 3, 2016
  203. 2016 E-rate Filing Window Checklist EdTech Digest – January 29, 2016
  204. E-rate Funding: Five Steps to Prepare for the 2016 Filing Window Tech & Learning – January 26, 2016

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