[caption id="attachment_29343" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="School stakeholders have several suggestions for how the e-Rate can be a part of the National Broadband Plan."]School stakeholders have several suggestions for how the e-Rate can be a part of the National Boradband Plan.[/caption]

To help provide broadband access to more citizens, the Federal Communications Commission should expand the eligible uses of e-Rate discounts to include after-school programs and community centers, many school leaders and education groups say—but only if the $2.25 billion-a-year funding cap also is raised.

The federal stimulus package that Congress passed last year directed the...

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