CoSN Applauds the Unanimous, Bipartisan Approval of the $7 Billion Program to Address Homework Gap

For over two decades, CoSN's advocacy efforts have focused on ubiquitous broadband access for K12 students to support equitable educational opportunities. Most recently, CoSN has advocated for emergency federal funding to support student off-campus broadband access per the pandemic. This week the $7.1 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and guidelines for program implementation were released. This helps move our nation one step closer to equitable learning opportunities for all students by providing devices and broadband connectivity to students and teachers that have limited or no access. 
 
CoSN's recent Student Home Connectivity Study highlighted the critical need for this funding to support quality connectivity for all learners. 
 
Yesterday, CoSN's press release expressed gratitude to 
congressional leaders like Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), for supporting efforts to address digital equity for all students. CoSN members have access to extensive details related to the ECF program via the CoSN Connects online community