Today’s educational organizations and government agencies face increasing pressure to be more efficient, more cost-effective and more innovative. And that’s where our cloud-based telephone services make the difference! Unlike conventional phone systems that are costly to purchase and maintain, offer limited features and functions, and are inflexible when it comes to making changes or scaling, our cloud-based solution.
Like many IT specialists in the education field, Arapahoe Charter School‘s (ACS) network administrator Mark Prescott planned to spend the recent Spring Break taking care of some routine maintenance tasks, and enjoying a well-deserved breather after a busy semester. However, when his school’s on-site private branch exchange (PBX) suddenly went down, he was forced into action and made a quick-thinking… Read more →
Funding Year 2015. USAC will release Funding Year (FY) 2015 Wave 26 Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) on November 20. This wave includes commitments for approved requests for all service types and at all discount levels. As of November 13, FY2015 commitments total over $2.51 billion. On the day the FCDLs are mailed, you can check to see if you have… Read more →
Carolina Digital, a leading provider of USAC Category 1 eligible hosted telecommunications for K-12 schools in the Southeast United States, announced that it has been awarded a contract by North Carolina’s Johnson County School System to install a new 4,500 VoIP phone system. Per the agreement, Carolina Digital will utilize the robust and proven unified communications platform powered by Third… Read more →
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted a broad expansion and overhaul of its program to bring high-speed Internet into schools and libraries, a move that will also add to the fees tacked on to the phone bills of Americans each month. The E-Rate program, part of the Universal Service Fund, will grow by $1.5 billion, to a… Read more →
New FCC Order Increases E-rate Program by $1.5 Billion Annually, and Introduces a Number of New Changes Including “Equalizing” Treatment of Lit and Dark Fiber On December 19, the FCC released the text of its Second Report and Order in its E-rate modernization proceeding. The new Order increased the annual spending cap on the E-rate program by an additional $1.5… Read more →
The Benefits of SIP Trunking—Looking for Cost-effective IP Telephony? Combining the Internet and telephony lets companies save money and tap new functionality. Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) trunking allows telephone calls to travel as digital Internet Protocol (IP) signals from end to end instead of using the conventional analog public phone system. It makes it possible for a business to leverage… Read more →
The Senate is currently holding up the reauthorization of the Student Success Act, hurting the futures of children in 42 states. This bill had been reauthorized in the House. Students do much better in charter schools, yet liberals get upset because they have less control in them. What the Senate is holding up Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the… Read more →