Proposal would bring nation's classrooms into digital age with federal E-rate funding boost

E-rate-internetThe federal E-rate program could see a $1.5 billion increase if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves a proposal set forth by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Nov. 17.

The increase would come as a result of an increase in fees in consumers' monthly phone bills. According to a program fact sheet, individuals would see an increase of roughly 16 cents per month, or $1.90 a year.

Under the proposal, the annual E-rate program cap...

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