News

  • E-Rate
    Monday, March 28, 2016
    The last possible date to submit an FCC Form 470 to start the E-rate bidding process is April 1, 2016. Schools and Libraries Division Weekly News Briefs on E-rate: Part-Time Students

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    On Thursday, March 31, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on the modernization of the Lifeline program "to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight...

  • K12HSN
    Friday, March 4, 2016

    The first wave of the 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants (BIIG) is being awarded to 166 sites. 47 additional sites with projects that exceed $1,000 per testing student are currently being reviewed by the Legislature.


  • E-Rate
    Thursday, March 3, 2016
    The E-rate application window opened at noon on February 3, 2016, and will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT, or 8:59 p.m. PDT, on April 29, 2016. The last possible date to submit a Federal Communication Center Form 470 to start the E-rate bidding process...

  • E-Rate
    Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Recently, the EducationSuperHighway (ESH) released a new tool called Compare & Connect K-12 that provides E-rate data transparency with the intent of helping school districts get more bandwidth for their network budgets.

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    The window for filing E-rate applications for Funding Year (FY) 2016 will open Wednesday, February 3 at noon and close Friday, April 29 at 11:59:59 EDT. This will provide a window of 87 days, which is about 2 weeks longer than the usual window.

  • E-Rate
    Friday, January 15, 2016
    This E-rate Newsflash includes information about the E-rate window for 2016-17, USAC's E-rate Productivity Center, upcoming E-rate and CTF trainings, and more...

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    The Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) and the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) have developed the online E-rate Productivity Center’s (EPC) portal to facilitate the E-rate application process beginning with the 2016–17 cycle.

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    This E-rate Newsflash includes information about USAC's E-rate Productivity Center, BIIG 1.0 and a link to Schools and Libraries Division Weekly News Briefs on E-rate...

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    The K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 E-rate training dates available to all local educational agencies (LEAs), libraries and service providers in California. The training will be a full day-seminar...