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Gov. Bob Wise Explains How E-Rate Modernization Affects the Future of Your Child’s Education #WiFi4Schools

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July 09, 2014 04:13 pm


This Friday, July 11, the Federal Communications Commission will consider a plan to provide Wi-Fi access to an additional 44 million students, 102,000 schools, and 16,000 libraries over the next five years through the expansion, modernization, and simplification of E-rate.

Created in 1996, E-rate currently supports internet connectivity and other communications services for the nation’s schools and libraries, but it does little at the classroom level where students and teachers increasingly rely on tablets, laptops, and other devices to access the internet.

In the video below, Alliance President Gov. Bob Wise explains why E-rate needs to be modernized to meet today’s demands and how it would benefit students.


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