Time Warner Cable Business Class Partners with i-SAFE Ventures to Offer Schools Discounted CIPA-Compliance Services
November 10, 2015 | New York
Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) today announced a partnership with i-SAFE Ventures that makes it easier for schools to meet the mandates imposed under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which is required to receive E-Rate Program funding.
Through this partnership, schools receiving E-Rate funds for Dedicated Internet Access from TWCBC will have access to discounted subscriptions for i-SAFE services, which meet CIPA requirements for Internet Policy notification and instruction on mandated e-safety topics. i-SAFE services are easy to use, built to the high standards of child privacy laws and current educational standards, and more cost and time-efficient than typical district processes.
“We’ve become a valued Internet Service provider to some of the largest and most prestigious institutions and school systems in the country, helping them create a multi-media rich classroom environment,” said Matthew Foosaner, Director, Government and Education Solutions, TWCBC. “Through this partnership with i-SAFE Ventures, schools can minimize the burden and costs associated with being CIPA-complaint, allowing educators to focus on what they do best: teaching.”
CIPA requires that schools receiving reimbursements through the E-Rate program must verify they have educated every student on the following three topics: Appropriate Online Behavior, Social Networking and Cyber Bullying. In addition they must communicate an annual Internet Safety Policy and maintain documentation for ten years.
“Online programs, apps and rich media experiences are increasingly critical to achieving educational outcomes, and at the same time we have a responsibility to protect student’s privacy,” said Teri Schroeder, CEO of i-SAFE Ventures. “This partnership will help schools create a modern, high-quality learning environment, while simply and effectively meeting privacy mandates.”
TWCBC provides elementary and secondary schools advanced, reliable and safe solutions to foster 21st century learning and innovation, including Internet, Voice, Television and Network and Cloud Services. TWCBC’s cost-effective solutions can assist schools in leveraging technology to create a rich learning environment.
About i-SAFE Ventures
i-SAFE Ventures is a hybrid organization (non-profit and for-profit LLC) focused on helping educational and commercial organizations comply with statutory regulations guarding child privacy. We offer a suite of technology services and solutions which enable identity management, and age-appropriate e-safety instructional programming, which meet and exceed regulatory requirements. For more information, visit www.isafeventures.com.
About Time Warner Cable Business Services
Time Warner Cable Business Services, a division of Time Warner Cable, offers a full complement of business communications tools to small, medium and enterprise-sized companies under its Time Warner Cable Business Class brand. Its Internet, voice, television, network and cloud services are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Through its NaviSite subsidiary, Time Warner Cable Business Services also offers scalable managed services, including application services, enterprise hosting, and managed cloud services primarily in the U.S. and U.K. Time Warner Cable Business Services, founded in 1998, serves more than 700,000 business customers throughout Time Warner Cable's service areas. For more information, visit http://business.twc.com.