Time to Ask for More E-Rate Funding

If educators contact the FCC in large numbers, we might be able to more than double the annual funding available for the eRate.

This fall, the new school year arrives with exceptional promise, as it brings a rare opportunity to increase funding for the eRate—the only federal program focused on K-12 education technology.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a rulemaking process to examine the eRate’s structure, the services it supports, and the adequacy of its funding. Educators need to speak up—and loudly—to make the case that our classrooms need greater eRate support to meet 21st-century needs.

If America’s educators contact the FCC in large numbers, we might be able to more than double annual eRate funding and greatly expand the number of classrooms with high-speed internet access.

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