[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: FCC Votes to Invest in Increasing School Broadband Capacity
Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Thu Dec 11 12:12:18 EST 2014
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ITEM: FCC Votes to Invest in Increasing School Broadband Capacity
"The greatest responsibility, the greatest moral responsibility that any generation has is the preparation of the next generation."
Tom Wheeler, FCC Chair
December 11, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) - This morning, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continued its momentum in modernizing the E-rate program by voting to dramatically increase funding for school broadband and to make other programmatic changes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the program. The following statement can be attributed to State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) executive director Douglas Levin:
"SETDA applauds today's action by the FCC to direct new funding to E-rate in the ongoing effort to modernize this vital program. We are deeply grateful to Chairman Wheeler for his leadership and to Commissioners Rosenworcel and Clyburn for their vital support and advocacy on behalf of the nation's students. Universal access to high-capacity broadband is as important to schools today as is access to water, electricity, heating and air-conditioning. In the future, today's action will be viewed as among the most significant actions ever taken to change the trajectory of student success in the country.
"Moving forward, it will be vitally important for all of us to continue to work diligently to address the unique technology challenges facing rural and remote schools, as well as to ensure that all students are able to take advantage of digital learning opportunities when they are off-campus, including for homework, for personal enrichment, and when school is not in session.
"I am proud of the instrumental role that SETDA and its members played during E-rate modernization, and we look forward to working in partnership with others to ensure that the promise of today's actions are realized in each and every classroom across the country."
Executive Director, SETDA
Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit: SETDA.org<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=d0e4da6ea5&e=5e425640e4>.
Transcript of the 11 December 2014 FCC Meeting comments and vote concerning E-Rate Modernization order.<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QB9xfAtknUV2bdaSTOrTJJc0HBiLoD2o_D8HgQzLq-E/edit?usp=sharing>
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