Stakeholders rally in support of E-rate's potential to expand 21st-century learning to students
The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 11 voted to increase funding to the federal E-rate program by $1.5 billion. The additional funding comes from a consumer telephone bill increase of $1.90 per year.
Ed-tech stakeholders have for years rallied behind the need to update the federal program, which helps schools and libraries receive discounts on broadband access and services.
The vote brings the annual program cap from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion.
“Broadband is the greatest equalizer of our time, but this...