NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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.