School boards applaud FCC proposal to increase E-rate funding

In a joint press release, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and other national organizations expressed their strong support for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to expand students’ and library patrons’ access to the Internet and permanently increase the funding level of the E‐Rate program by raising the cap by $1.5 billion.   

"NSBA applauds this vital FCC action to give America's schoolchildren—particularly those in rural and remote communities—greater access to 21st century teaching and learning,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas Gentzel. “Chairman Wheeler's proposal puts children first and affirms the collective call of major education groups to ensure that America's classrooms and libraries have high-speed Internet access and infrastructure.” 

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