Originally published: February 28, 2014
Last updated: March 5, 2014 - 2:23pm
[Commentary] “In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our schools.” That’s a nice sentiment, Mr. President, but it’s going to take a lot to get there.
The Federal Communications Commission’s E-rate Program serves a key policy lever to build out high-speed connectivity to schools and libraries, but to achieve that goal the program is in desperate need of reform. New America’s Education Policy Program and Open Technology Institute released a brief, Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning, which highlights our recommendations for program reform, also including a timeline for E-rate reform efforts. Experts across the fields of education, library sciences, and technology weighed in on how far we still have to go, and why we’re driving there in the first place.
- E-rate Modernization: Promoting Connectivity for 21st Century Learning Environments
- Closing the Connectivity Gap
- E-rate Reform: Making the Conversation (Wi-Fi) Accessible
- To Pave the Way for Education Innovation, Schools and Libraries Need a “High-Fiber Diet”
- Dear FCC: What is Wi-Fi Without Greater Capacity?
- Building smart networks to improve learning
- Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning
- Silicon Valley Launches New Innovation Zone
- Benton Welcomes ConnectED Progress
- Remarks of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at the FCC's E-Rate Modernization Workshop
- The Starting Block America Needs: High-Speed Broadband in Every School
- Digital Learning Program Prepares Students for School, Careers and Life in the 21st Century
- Searching for that $1 Billion in ConnectED Commitments
- FCC Chief Plans Action on Wi-Fi in Schools
- Finns beat US with low-tech take on school