News

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    The Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) and the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) have developed the online E-rate Productivity Center’s (EPC) portal to facilitate the E-rate application process beginning with the 2016–17 cycle.

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    This E-rate Newsflash includes information about USAC's E-rate Productivity Center, BIIG 1.0 and a link to Schools and Libraries Division Weekly News Briefs on E-rate...

  • E-Rate
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    The K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 E-rate training dates available to all local educational agencies (LEAs), libraries and service providers in California. The training will be a full day-seminar...

  • E-Rate
    Friday, September 25, 2015
    Here's more information about the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0) and a special webinar focused on Invoicing for E-rate Services — the Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement process...

  • K12HSN
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    The 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0) is now open! As stated in the 2015-16 budget bill language (AB 93), first priority will go to local educational agencies that are unable to administer computer-based assessments on-site. Second priority will go to the local educational agencies that have to shut down essential operations to administer computer-based assessments at the school site, including, but not limited to, business services, email, and access to other critical online activities.


  • CDE
    Monday, August 24, 2015
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a second round of Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grants (BIIG 2.0) is available for California schools and districts to enhance their network connectivity.

  • E-Rate
    Friday, August 21, 2015
    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), administrator of the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program, has recently adopted changes to the CTF program.

  • K12HSN
    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    We are excited to announce a new funding opportunity for schools and districts throughout California!


  • E-Rate
    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has issued two waves of funding for the 2015–16 funding year as of June 1, 2015.

  • K12HSN
    Friday, May 15, 2015

    As you may already know, California’s governor set aside funding to assist schools with inadequate connectivity as they prepare to administer online assessments. The process began last summer with the identification of poorly connected school sites. Bids were received to serve these sites in accordance with E-rate requirements and contracts have been awarded.