AASA Applauds FCC’s Bold Action on Historic E-Rate Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – Dec. 11, 2014 – AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech issued the following statement in response to today’s historic E-Rate vote.

“AASA is a long-time supporter of the E-Rate program, and we are proud to have collaborated with the FCC in their bold efforts to not only modernize the program, but also bolster the program’s continued and future success by raising its funding cap by $1.5 billion.

“Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and their colleagues proved tireless advocates, committed to addressing the connectivity needs of our nation’s students, educators and community members. In the same week that Congress is advancing their federal funding bill, the FCC emerges as the education champion, ensuring that all schools and libraries benefit from robust wireless broadband connectivity.

“We applaud the diligent effort to modernize the E-Rate program, with today’s funding vote complementing the programmatic changes of this summer. Collectively, it is the first major comprehensive modernization of the E-Rate program and a bold step toward supporting our nation’s schools and libraries as they navigate current and future connectivity needs and uses.”

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.


 


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