Access to the internet is a necessity in today’s society, for students and adults alike. Since 1998, the E-rate program, which connects nearly 100 percent of schools and libraries to the internet, has been an invaluable resource, particularly in underserved and rural communities across America.
NSBA and other members of the Education and Library Networks Coalition (EdLiNC) today voiced their concerns about the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposal to cap both the Universal Service Fund and the E-rate program. The EdLiNC group believe the cap would be disastrous and would only hurt those who need and depend on it the most to stay connected.
To learn more please read NSBA and the EdLiNC group's letter to the FCC.