[caption id="attachment_37908" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="New rules may impact schools' e-Rate funding."]New rules may impact schools' e-Rate funding.[/caption]

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new e-Rate rules designed to simplify the program and bring discounts on networking services to more schools and libraries.

Among other actions, the FCC wants to index the e-Rate to inflation. That would result in the first increase in funding to the $2.25 billion-a-year program since it began more than a decade ago.

But executives attending the Software and Information Industry Association's annual Education Technology Industry Summit in San Francisco expressed...

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