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ERIC Number: EJ754006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
E-Rate to Support Wireless E-Mail, Internet Calling
Trotter, Andrew
Education Week, v26 n12 p1, 25 Nov 2006
This article deals with federal E-rate program's support of school leaders' Blackberry habit. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cleared the way to allow money from the $2.25 billion program of subsidies for school technology to apply to e-mail service for mobile, wireless devices, such as the BlackBerry, which are increasingly popular among administrators for keeping tabs on their schools while on the go. School users of wireless e-mail services on mobile devices would also benefit from the recent changes made by the FCC. Another significant change by the FCC are Internet-based voice services that use school broadband networks and connect to regular telephone networks eligible for funding under the E-rate. In this article, the author presents hands-on benefits from the E-rate program and some organizations interested in making the wireless e-mail service eligible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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