The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to hold an eRate symposium this fall to highlight success stories from school and library recipients nationwide. Sources close to the eRate see the event as a much-needed attempt to offset negative publicity surrounding the $2.25 billion-a-year program, which provides discounts on telecommunications services and internet access to eligible institutions.


The FCC said the Oct. 6 event will feature examples of how schools and libraries are using a variety of broadband technologies to enhance teaching and learning as a result of their eRate discounts.


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