Bringing E-Rate into the 21st Century
The E-Rate program has helped connect nearly all U.S. schools and libraries to affordable telecommunications services. But E-rate rules were written nearly two decades ago when most students only went online at school in computer labs. And pagers were as popular as cell phones. Since then, technology has changed dramatically.
Digital learning today means enabling all students to use tablets or laptops from their classroom desks and connecting Americans in library workspaces. It’s time to update E-rate to meet today’s needs.