A joint hearing of two House committees in September to discuss federal programs for school technology—including the eRate—indicated that reforming the program remains active in Congress' collective mind. But if the sponsors of legislation to overhaul the eRate are to be believed, that probably won't happen during the current legislative session.

A spokesman for Rep. Ron Klink, D-Pa., told eRate Update it's unlikely that any pending eRate legislation would be passed in the House before Congress adjourns Oct. 9.

Klink had introduced a bill Aug. 6 that would change the

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