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Using E-Rate for Cloud Computing 2014

Posted on February 12, 2014

E-Rate has been the topic of many recent news articles and the good news is it’s fully funded and expected to grow. As schools move to the cloud for instructional technology, understanding how E-Rate can help fund those projects becomes increasingly important. Upcoming program changes to E-Rate being considered will prioritize greater internet bandwidth for all schools.

Eligible under Priority 1, ClassLink offers LaunchPad, a personal cloud desktop for students and teachers giving access to school from anywhere. Accessible from any device, LaunchPad is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device initiatives. Together with E-Rate, LaunchPad delivers 24/7 access to a virtual desktop from any connected device while lowering support costs for schools.