Schools and Libraries Take Advantage of $3.9B in E-Rate Funding

Schools and Libraries Take Advantage of $3.9B in E-Rate Funding

GET CONNECTED: Schools are moving one step closer to providing all US students with access to broadband. In the 2015-2016 school year, a record $3.9 billion will be awarded to schools and libraries through the federal E-rate program.

In December, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) approved an increase of the E-rate budget from $2.3 billion to its current limit of $3.9 billion. And the increase comes without additional cost to taxpayers, as was projected: instead, the additional funding will come from “fiscal and programmatic reforms that freed up more than $1.5 billion for Wi-Fi,” writes FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in a blog post.

Stay up to date on edtech. Sign up to have top stories delivered weekly.

Who we are

EdSurge helps schools find, select and use the right technology to support all learners.
© 2011-2016 EdSurge Inc. All rights reserved. Every student succeeds.