News

  • 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.

  • K12HSN
    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    We are excited to announce a new funding opportunity for schools and districts throughout California!


  • E-Rate
    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has issued two waves of funding for the 2015–16 funding year as of June 1, 2015.

  • K12HSN
    Friday, May 15, 2015

    As you may already know, California’s governor set aside funding to assist schools with inadequate connectivity as they prepare to administer online assessments. The process began last summer with the identification of poorly connected school sites. Bids were received to serve these sites in accordance with E-rate requirements and contracts have been awarded.


  • K12HSN
    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Cost Analysis for Last Mile Upgrades. In order to estimate the cost of upgrading the last mile infrastructure of all K-12 public schools in California to a specified level, a cost estimator tool was created. This tool can be used to estimate the costs of external transport circuits and associated core equipment. The tool consists of an array of formulas that allow for calculations to be carried out in spreadsheet format to generate cost values based on input numerical values of key assumptions as described below.


  • K12HSN
    Friday, April 17, 2015

    The supplement to our report released February 27, 2015, Connecting California’s Children 2015: Findings and Observations is being released today. The report can be found at this link.


  • K12HSN
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    K12HSN released its Connecting California's Children Report. The report was designed to help stakeholders in California better understand the issues related to network connectivity for our schools, especially as we move toward statewide computer-based assessment.