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Senators ask FCC Chairman to Support Rural and Working-class Area Students
Posted March 17, 2017
By Jessica Denson

Two U.S. Senators write a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Chairman urging him to protect the e-Rate program. The federal program, funded through telephone charges, supports internet access to schools and libraries.

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey and Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan sent this letter on March 17 to Chairman Ajit Pai.  

In the letter, they write “for many communities, these schools and libraries are the only source for free public internet access.”

Connected Nation supports efforts to connect every student and community by bridging the Digital Divide through our community engagement and mapping programs

We’re also working to help school districts build advanced Internet, cloud, and network services that will enable innovative and transformational education delivery models for the future of teaching and learning.

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