Proposal to invest $5B in Wi-Fi for schools, libraries gains support

07/8/2014 | Hill, The

A coalition of 10 education groups issued a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Monday in support of a proposal to invest $5 billion over the next five years to install and upgrade Wi-Fi service in schools and libraries. The proposed funding would be in addition to the $2.4 billion invested annually through the federal E-Rate program. A vote on the proposal is expected Friday, but has drawn criticism over concerns it could harm small, rural schools and libraries.

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