Senator Proposes Reforms to Allow Schools Faster Access to the Web

MAKE IT HAPPEN: More money for E-rate, says West Virginia Senator, John D. Rockefeller IV, who also sits on the chair of the Senate committee that oversees the F.C.C. His proposal would add $5-$9 billion in additional funding on top of the current $2.3 billion available to help subsidize Internet connectivity for schools and libraries. The goal: to make wireless connectivity and one gigabit connections a reality in every school, which would also require reforming E-rate rules to also cover hardware purchases.

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