The National EBS Association (NEBSA)
is a non-profit corporation renamed from the
National ITFS Association
in 2007 to bridge the "Present to the Future"
is to accomplish this objective by
providing mission critical information and
resources for the creation, delivery,
installation, implementation and maintenance of
Educational Broadband Service (EBS) to all
current and prospective EBS licensees.
NEBSA's "Goals" are to be the leading advocate
for use of the spectrum set aside for education
by the FCC, to represent the interests of EBS
licensees at the FCC, and to provide an expanded
forum for exchange of information
and advice on the new technologies, new
educational applications, and commer- cial relationships.
The National EBS Association (NEBSA) is the professional
association for those institutions who hold EBS (formerly ITFS)
The membership is composed of representatives from K12, post
secondary and other education-related non-profit entities, many
of whom have operated EBS systems for a number of years.
NEBSA members share information with one another and the
association organizes an Annual Conference each year, typically
in February, to discuss issues of importance to members.
Additionally, the National EBS Association (NEBSA) is a
non-profit corporation established in 2007 to form a
bridge from the present to the future via a "Vision" of the past, the present
and the future for EBS/ ITFS.
NEBSA will continue the objectives set for NIA in 1978
to provide avenues for communication among the
educational institutions and non-profit organizations
that hold licenses in the Educational Broadband Service
continue to be the leading advocate for use of the
spectrum set aside for education by the FCC, to
represent the interests of EBS licensees at the FCC, and
to provide an expanded forum for exchange of information
and advice on the new technologies, new educational
applications, and commercial relationships.
NEBSA will continue to provide the means to accomplish
these goals by continuing to employ FCC Counsel in
Washington, D.C., maintain the NEBSA List Serve, which it
makes available to all with EBS interests, and conduct
an Annual Conference and Meeting in which experts in the
fields of FCC Rules, education, and technologies provide
attendees with the most current information and
developments in their fields.
The Bigger Picture
The National EBS Association is a Non-Profit, Virtual
Corporation. Board Members and Officers are
Members who volunteer their time and talents to fulfill
their elected office responsibilities and help govern
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