Edmond, Okla. (June 24, 2013) – On June 6, 2013, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative, a plan to connect 99 percent of U.S. students to the Internet within five years via high-speed wireless and broadband. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been called upon to “modernize and leverage” the E-rate program, including a proposed funding increase. Funds For Learning®, the nation’s largest E-rate compliance services firm, met with the FCC to submit the firm’s E-rate 2.0 proposal, which provides recommended steps for implementing ConnectED.

The proposal would “create an Erate program that is future-ready, equitable,...

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