Digital Signage Networks

FCC Offers Schools Additional Wi-Fi Funding

In yesterday’s post I talked about some ideas for digital signage in education. Coincidentally I learned that the Federal Communications Commission has changed the E-Rate program. For those of you not familiar with e-Rate it was implemented in 1997 and largely funded pagers and phones for schools. (That’s right, pagers!). It’s now (finally)  redirecting its $2.4 billion funding to broadband and Wi-Fi and kicking in an additional $2 billion for Wi-Fi. Although this doesn’t directly apply to digital signage for schools it does support the backbone network that supports digital signage networks. We’re excited about it.

Here’s an EdSurge article that sums up the changes: https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-07-11-fcc-approves-e-rate-reform-to-boost-funding-for-broadband

About Mike

Mike is president of StrandVision Digital Signage. He has a wealth of Business Marketing experience with over 11 years in electronic digital signage and 13 years in bar coding with his previously sold company StrandWare.
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