Leveraging E-rate Open Data

In July 2014, the Federal Communications Commission voted to increase data transparency in the E-rate program, which provides technology funding to schools and libraries across the U.S. This represents an unprecedented opportunity to make broadband more affordable. We believe that with access to more information and more data, school districts will be empowered to make better choices to meet their needs. With E-rate data available starting in the spring of 2015, organizations like ours will be able to analyze reams of school district- and state-level bandwidth and pricing information. With it, we plan to demonstrate progress towards connectivity goals, improve accountability within the E-rate program, and increase transparency in broadband pricing in order to lower costs for schools.

Check out our Compare & Connect K-12 (BETA) for an early look at what’s to come from EducationSuperHighway.