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FCC Announces Recipients of Off-Campus Wireless Program

At a digital learning event in New York, the FCC announced the 20 recipients of the E-rate Deployed Ubiquitously (EDU) 2011 Pilot Program. As part of the FCC’s Sixth Report & Order, EDU2011 was designed to help the FCC learn how to best support wireless connectivity services for mobile learning devices in a K-12 education environment. Chairman Genachowski stated that “…with mobile broadband, students who now carry 50 pounds of textbooks in their backpacks can instead have digital textbooks with up-to-date materials and cutting-edge interactive learning tools.”

The 20 selected project applicants are:

  1. Aurora Public Schools (Aurora, CO)
  2. Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter (Philadelphia, PA)
  3. City School District of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
  4. Clay Hill Elementary School (Jacksonville, FL)
  5. Foxfire Center for Student Success (Zanesville, OH)
  6. Greater Southern Tier Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Watkins Glen, NY)
  7. Haralson County Board of Education (Buchanan, GA)
  8. Katy Independent School District (Katy, TX)
  9. Michigan Technical Academy (Redford, MI)
  10. Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, Inc. (Butler, OH)
  11. Onslow County Schools (Jacksonville, NC)
  12. Orleans Parish School Board (New Orleans, LA)
  13. Piedmont City School District (Piedmont, AL)
  14. Riverside Unified School District (Riverside, CA)
  15. Roy Municipal Schools (Roy, NM)
  16. San Diego Unified School District (San Diego, CA)
  17. Sioux City Community School District (Sioux City, IA)
  18. Southern Tier Library System (Painted Post, NY)
  19. Summit Academy Community School for Alternative Learners (Canton, OH)
  20. Westwood Community Schools (Dearborn Heights, MI)

The projects will receive a total of approximately $9 million for the 2011-2012 funding year. The 20 applicants are still required to follow the regular E-rate application process and will need to have a Form 471 that covers the off-premises wireless connectivity services, as well as their on-premises wireless connectivity. Recipients will need to use the identifier “EDU2011” on the applicable Forms 471.

Continue to check our FCC E-rate Broadband Order page for the latest updates and further analysis of the Orders and the implications on the E-rate program. If you have any questions, please call Funds For Learning at 405-341-4140, or contact us by email at

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