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FCC Approves E-rate Reform to Connect Students Around the Globe

FCC Approves E-rate Reform to Connect Students Around the Globe

FCC Commissioners recently voted in favor of modernizing the federal E-rate program, helping schools and libraries get connected to the Internet at an affordable price. 

According to EducationDive, Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal will place more emphasis on Wi-Fi connectivity across the nation, freeing up about $1 billion a year, $1.50 per student for the next two years. 

John Harrington, CEO of E-rate consulting firms Funds for Learning, said the move was a "huge step in the right direction for students across the nation."

"Passing the E-rate Modernization Order means that the FCC is moving toward restoring on-campus connectivity, so that all schools and libraries have access to affordable Internet that supports the use of educational technology," Harrington said. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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