Expanding the campus network to the bus
Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member Cradlepoint for this engaging hour-long webinar to learn how to utilize new funding to expand learning opportunities for your students outside of school.
The FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.17 billion program that is helping schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period. ECF provides relief to millions of students, school staff, and library patrons and is helping to close the "Homework Gap" for students who currently lack necessary Internet access or the devices they need to connect to classrooms.
The FCC will open the second application filing window on September 28 to provide support for the current school year in light of outstanding demand, including applications that were filed after the close of the initial application filing window, and resource challenges some schools faced with a summertime application filing window. Moreover, the rise of the Delta variant means off-campus connectivity remains vital to ensuring students, school staff, and library patrons can engage in remote learning as they face challenges and uncertainty amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
During the second application filing window, which will run from September 28 to October 13, eligible schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase eligible equipment and services for students, school staff, and library patrons with unmet needs.
What you will learn on the webinar:
What is covered as an eligible service in the ECF
How to use ECF to pay for appropriate solutions
How Cradlepoint can secure data in multiple methods
Learn about unique ideas to use bus Wi-Fi off campus
Join Dan Wallenbeck, IT Director, Greater Southern Tier BOCES; Mike Makuszak, Regional Sales Manager, Cradlepoint, and Jon Gaudu Sales Engineer Cradlepoint, for this review of ECF funding and how best to expand your network safely and securly.
Audience: K-12 & BOCES Directors, CIO/CTO, Superintendents & Instructional leaders
If you have any questions about the webinar, please email Sean McDonough at firstname.lastname@example.org.