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Broadband ImperativeNew Broadband Publication

The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K -12 Education Infrastructure Needs
This report examines current trends driving the need for more broadband in teaching, learning and school operations; provides state and district examples of the impact of robust deployment of broadband; and offers specific recommendations for the broadband capacity needed to ensure all students have access to the tools and resources they need to be college and career ready. “This information and guidance regarding broadband will assist states in understanding this critical cornerstone for providing equitable access to digital resources, professional development, and a personalized learning landscape,” said Jorea Marple, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools. The report was released by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).

 

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e-rate icon imageFY2014 E-Rate Applications

2014 E-Rate Guidance

Technology Plans for Funding Year 2014

Commitments for Funding Year 2014, 2013, 2012

Funding Year 2014. USAC will release Funding Year (FY) 2014 Wave 20 Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) on September 24. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority 1 (Telecommunications Services and Internet Access) requests at all discount levels. As of September 19, FY2014 commitments total over $1.89 billion.

Funding Year 2013. USAC will release FY2013 Wave 63 FCDLs on August 28. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority 1 requests at all discount levels. As of August 22, FY2013 commitments total over $2.09 billion.

Funding Year 2012. USAC will release FY2013 Wave 66 FCDLs on September 25. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority 1 requests at all discount levels. As of September 19, FY2013 commitments total over $2.11 billion.

On the day the FCDLs are mailed, you can check to see if you have a commitment by using USAC’s Automated Search of Commitments tool.