News

  • K12HSN
    Monday, April 11, 2016

    K12HSN is pleased to release its 2015 Annual Report. This report is intended to highlight the collaborative efforts of K12HSN, its Advisory Board, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), the California Department of Education and the many  stakeholders, educational leaders and committee members and supporters who have worked to improve access to high-speed Internet in  2015.


  • K12HSN
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Orange County Department of Education Upgrades to 100 GE Connection, One of the First K-12 Entities in the Country. On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) began moving all Internet traffic through their newly installed 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) infrastructure upgrade. This connection will support more than 500 schools and sites in 27 school districts in Orange County. It is the first K-12 educational entity in the nation to acquire this robust connection speed.


  • K12HSN
    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    The California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is pleased to share its latest Program Update, where you'll find more information about the Broadband Infrastructure improvement Grant (BIIG), the most recent network upgrades, and the release of our 2015 Annual Report. You will also learn more about the Technical Assistance and Professional Development project, which was created to provide professional development and technical assistance to K-12 schools, in the area of IT support and network management. 


  • E-Rate
    Monday, March 28, 2016
    The last possible date to submit an FCC Form 470 to start the E-rate bidding process is April 1, 2016. Schools and Libraries Division Weekly News Briefs on E-rate: Part-Time Students

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    On Thursday, March 31, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on the modernization of the Lifeline program "to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight...

  • K12HSN
    Friday, March 4, 2016

    The first wave of the 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants (BIIG) is being awarded to 166 sites. 47 additional sites with projects that exceed $1,000 per testing student are currently being reviewed by the Legislature.


  • E-Rate
    Thursday, March 3, 2016
    The E-rate application window opened at noon on February 3, 2016, and will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT, or 8:59 p.m. PDT, on April 29, 2016. The last possible date to submit a Federal Communication Center Form 470 to start the E-rate bidding process...

  • E-Rate
    Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Recently, the EducationSuperHighway (ESH) released a new tool called Compare & Connect K-12 that provides E-rate data transparency with the intent of helping school districts get more bandwidth for their network budgets.

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    The window for filing E-rate applications for Funding Year (FY) 2016 will open Wednesday, February 3 at noon and close Friday, April 29 at 11:59:59 EDT. This will provide a window of 87 days, which is about 2 weeks longer than the usual window.

  • E-Rate
    Friday, January 15, 2016
    This E-rate Newsflash includes information about the E-rate window for 2016-17, USAC's E-rate Productivity Center, upcoming E-rate and CTF trainings, and more...