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E-Rate Program Supporting Wi-Fi Services in More Than 42,700 Schools Nationwide

New analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education and Funds for Learning® shows that more than 42,700 schools have accessed Wi-Fi services through the Federal Communications Commission’s (the FCC’s) E-E-rate chartrate program.

The analysis provides a state-by-state breakdown of how much each state benefits from the program’s recent expansion to support high-speed Wi-Fi infrastructure and services in schools and libraries.

Key findings include:

  • More than 42,700 schools have accessed Wi-Fi services through the E-rate program
  • The FCC provided $1 billion to support Wi-Fi infrastructure and services during the first year of the E-rate expansion
  • 83 percent of E-rate funds for Wi-Fi services supported low-income schools

NEWS UPDATE: Superintendents, School Leaders, and National Education Organizations Urge FCC to Maintain Support for Wi-Fi in Schools

On November 7, 2017, more than 240 superintendents, school leaders, and local and national education organizations urged the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC) to continue its support of high-speed Wi-Fi services in schools and libraries through the federal E-rate program.

 


Silver lake
Learn how E-rate has improved Wi-Fi services and
opened doors for students and teachers alike at
Silver Lake Unified School District (USD 372) in Kansas.

 

 


FFL FCC letter
The Alliance for Excellent Education and Funds for Learning submitted comments
to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the state of high-speed internet access, including reliable Wi-Fi, in schools and classrooms through the E-rate program.

 

 

 

 


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