An analysis from Funds for Learning and the Alliance for Excellent Education found the FCC provided over $1 billion to fund Wi-Fi and infrastructure services in more than 42,000 schools nationwide in 2015.
Nearly 200 School District Superintendents Urge FCC to Modernize Lifeline Program to Help Close the “Homework Gap” Press ReleaseOctober 14, 2015
Nearly 200 school district superintendents urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize the Lifeline program in an attempt to help close the “homework gap,” through a letter organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission. The district leaders asked that Lifeline—which served more than 12 million households last year with discounted monthly telephone service—provide affordable, high-quality broadband service for low-income families so that students are able to access the internet at home.
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