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Senators ask FCC to add $4B in eRate Funding
Posted by Heather Chirtea at 06:30:59 PM Thu 09/17/2020
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September 17, 2020

The Honorable Ajit Pai Chairman

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20054

Dear Chairman Pai:

As a new school year begins, students across the country are increasingly returning to virtual classrooms due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, studies indicate that as many as 16 million children in the United States lack internet access at home and are unable to participate in online learning. 1 These students are disproportionally from communities of color, low-income households, and rural areas. 2 Without urgent action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), we are deeply concerned that they will fall further behind in their studies. The current emergency demands that you take immediate action to help our nation’s most vulnerable children. We specifically call on you to utilize the E-Rate program to close this “homework gap” without further delay....

A copy of the letter can be found HERE.

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