E-Rate reform could direct funding to internal Internet connections

03/9/2014 | Education Week (tiered subscription model)

As the Federal Communications Commission works to overhaul E-Rate program funding, the focus has shifted to improving schools' internal Internet connections. The FCC now is accepting more public input on the future of the more than $2 billion program. The National Education Association, however, has criticized the move, saying the change could leave less funding for disadvantaged schools and detract from its focus of providing external connections for schools in rural areas.

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