FCC misses E-rate deadline for school, library Internet upgrades


The Federal Communications Commission won't be ready to get schools money for wireless and Internet upgrades by Sept. 1. Instead, the agency has created a new deadline of Sept. 24.

White House’s ConnectHome expands broadband in public housing


The new program, unveiled Wednesday, will reach 275,000 low-income households in 27 cities and help students access the Internet at home.

Recharged: Schools, libraries get full $3.9B E-Rate funding


The Federal Communications Commission will be able to honor all the funding requests through its E-Rate program for next school year.

FCC leader warns broadband gap may leave kids behind


At the 1776 Challenge Festival on Monday, Jessica Rosenworcel said families should have high-speed broadband access at home so their kids don't get left behind in the digital age.

As E-Rate deadline looms, what’s next for schools?


The application window to file E-Rate applications closes Thursday night, and schools should now prepare their Internet invoices to show officials to receive the funds.

Schools scramble to file E-Rate applications before April deadline


The Federal Communications Commission has received just 20,860 applications so far, compared to roughly 48,000 applications last year. But experts say schools officials are still wading through paperwork to receive the cash.