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Business and Technology

Taking a More Strategic Approach to E-rate Resources

Discover how K-12 schools can secure their networks, students, and data by being strategic about allocating E-Rate resources.

By FortinetJanuary 21, 2020

Business and Technology

What You Need to Know About E-rate Funding for K-12 in 2019

Cybersecurity is one of the main needs driving organizations to apply for E-rate funds. Fortinet’s E-rate eligible solutions support cybersecurity in each tier of Category 2 funding.

By Jeff JenningsJanuary 28, 2019

Industry Trends | Business and Technology

E-Rate Program: What You Should Know When Filing

Having secure, reliable access to the internet is no longer an option. It’s necessary. This is especially true for schools, as curriculum and resources are increasingly moving online and cyberattacks are becoming more frequent. In fact, data shows that 141 US school districts have reported one or more cyber incidents since 2016. To meet these needs, K-12 schools and districts across the United States are currently in the process of applying for E-rate for Funding Year 2018. The E-rate program from the Universal Service Administration...

By Susan BiddleDecember 01, 2017

Industry Trends

The Role of E-Rate in Protecting the Digital K-12 Learning Environment

The K-12 learning environment has moved beyond the physical walls of the classroom thanks to behavioral shifts and digital connectivity. However, robust and speedy network services that are designed to keep student and faculty data secure come with a price tag. The cost of ongoing connectivity and keeping networks secure is a constant barrier for most school districts, but thankfully, the E-rate program gives them an opportunity to do just that. Take a look at the graphic below to see how the classroom environment has evolved, the threats...

By Susan BiddleAugust 18, 2017

Partners | Industry Trends

Questions to Ask When Navigating the E-Rate Program

As reliance on technology continues to grow, and students inevitably require greater access to web assets, schools have been keeping up by incorporating programs that allow for more devices and a more web-focused curriculum. While it’s important to provide these services, between paying for internet access and securing the network, they typically come at a great cost. To mitigate these costs, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its subsidiary, the Universal Services Administrative Committee (USAC), implemented the E-rate program,...

By Susan BiddleJune 30, 2017

Industry Trends

Making a Case For Content Filtering

When I was "the tech guy" (and a math and science teacher and the Drama Club Advisor) at our local high school, I often said that if our students devoted as much time to their studies as they did to trying to bypass our content filter, we'd have a bunch of Rhodes Scholars. It only got worse when I made the mistake of getting into administration as the district's first technology director. Not only did I dramatically increase bandwidth at all of our schools, making the Internet a much more attractive place to look for trouble, but...

By Chris DawsonDecember 11, 2015