Tennessee isn't the only state whose application is embroiled in controversy. The Kentucky Department of Education has petitioned the FCC to let it submit a single aggregate discount for the state—an approach that may anger some people in light of the FCC's decision to limit funding for internal connections.

In 1990, in response to constitutional challenges from several school districts, Kentucky amended its state constitution to provide equal funding for all districts. Every student in the state receives the same opportunities and the same level of support, regardless of where he or she lives.


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