[caption id="attachment_70605" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="$850 million in reserved funds from the e-Rate program will be carried forward to increase the number of funding commitments for 2011. "][/caption]

Several hundred more e-Rate applicants will get funding for the wiring, routers, switches, servers, and other equipment needed to bring high-speed internet access into classrooms, thanks to a decision from the Federal Communications Commission last week.

Granting a petition from e-Rate consulting firm Funds For Learning (FFL), the FCC on Aug. 22 directed the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC), the agency that administers the...

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