The Clanton Advertiser of Clanton, Ala., reports on the vital role that the eRate program has played in bringing more technology into Chilton County classrooms. Over the past seven years, eRate has brough more than $1.5 million in technology funding to this rural district, and local elementary school now offers a technology class as part of its curriculum, enabling many students to experience computing for the first time. A district employee says the internet access made possible by eRate funding “allows us to meet all of the Technology Course of Study objectives for grades 9-12.”