Learning E-rate Pt.1

When I began working with NDIA, I knew that E-rate was the government subsidy that was used to help fund schools and libraries via the Universal Fund. That was basically the extent of what I knew about the program. As we looked at connectivity in Kodiak, I was...

Community Partnerships

Throughout this project, the partnerships and relationships that I have made in the community have drastically influenced the direction that this project has taken. I can’t state enough the importance of having boots on the ground early on in a project of this nature....

Free WiFi and No WiFi

I stopped to reflect for a minute on my recent visit to Venice Beach, CA. The park has signs posted over the park benches “FREE WIFI.” I watched people gather and use their smart phones to share photos of the beautiful sunset and Facetime with their families. The...