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This web page contains the FCC’s Federal-State Joint Board Monitoring Reports from 2011 to the present day. The reports observe the impacts of universal service support mechanisms and give updates on industry revenues; programs such as Connect America Fund, Lifeline, E-rate, and Rural Health Care; and internet subscription data.
This action plan from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition reinforces the need for policymakers to improve anchor institution broadband by fostering competition, lowering prices, and promoting open interconnection and shared use of broadband networks.
This action plan produced by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition supports joint procurement, aggregated purchasing, and coordinated planning as strategies that can significantly reduce the costs of providing high-quality broadband to anchor institutions.
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition's policy roadmap outlines nine main broadband priorities for 2021 for expanding broadband adoption. The roadmap supports increasing broadband funding and availability, as well as developing more accurate data.
A guide on the FCC’s website with information about the E-rate program, which provides discounts on expenses to help schools and libraries connect to the internet. The page answers questions about how E-rate works, what can be purchased using E-rate funds, how much money has been allocated for E-rate, and more.
This resource recommends four provisions to be included in emergency pandemic legislation in order for cities, towns, and Tribal communities to leverage internet access as a recovery tool.
This tool allows users to explore data on E-rate, competitive pricing for internet access per school district, graphs of statewide trends, and comparisons of state progress toward connectivity goals.
This resource discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the educational digital divide. The authors urge the FCC to increase E-rate funding, and describe efforts in many locales to find effective and financially sustainable ways to extend connectivity to students who lack it and thereby close the nation’s destructive homework gap.
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