News

  • 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...

  • E-Rate
    Friday, September 25, 2015
    Here's more information about the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0) and a special webinar focused on Invoicing for E-rate Services — the Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement process...

  • K12HSN
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    The 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0) is now open! As stated in the 2015-16 budget bill language (AB 93), first priority will go to local educational agencies that are unable to administer computer-based assessments on-site. Second priority will go to the local educational agencies that have to shut down essential operations to administer computer-based assessments at the school site, including, but not limited to, business services, email, and access to other critical online activities.


  • CDE
    Monday, August 24, 2015
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a second round of Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grants (BIIG 2.0) is available for California schools and districts to enhance their network connectivity.

  • E-Rate
    Friday, August 21, 2015
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), administrator of the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program, has recently adopted changes to the CTF program.