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My E-Rate Holiday Wish List

Today is December 11, 2014, a historic day for the E-Rate program. An increase of funding was enacted today. This could have a very positive effect on schools and libraries depending on what USAC does next. My E-Rate holiday wish list includes ideas that could help the FCC and USAC maximize the impact of the E-Rate program. Let’s explore why additional funding is needed. First, a quick look at the program: Intention of E-Rate: • [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:27+00:00 December 12th, 2014|E-Rate|0 Comments

Schools and Libraries – It’s Time to Modernize Voice Systems

This may be your last chance to affordably modernize and future-proof your communications/collaboration systems. The recently announced E-rate overhaul was overdue. In years past the e-rate system provided funding for internet and voice access to the school building (Category 1 services), but didn’t help with distribution of these services to students and staff in many districts (Category 2 products and services). Balance was missing. Both Category 1 and Category Two technologies are necessary to get the [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Education, Unified Communications|0 Comments

5 Must Know Strategies for the New E-Rate Program

The FCC stated in July of 2014 that they wish to significantly expand funding for Wi-Fi networks and distribute it fairly to all schools and libraries while recognizing the needs of the nation’s rural and poorest school districts. In years past, this was a P2-funded technology. How will they accomplish this? How will this program facilitate broadband access? How can they ensure E-Rate will remain viable for years to come? The FCC released an order on [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|E-Rate|0 Comments