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<p class="MsoNormal" style="border:none;padding:0in"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#E46C0A;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%"> E-Rate Modernization Initial Comments Needed on
 Proposed Rulemaking</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">This summer, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to issue a sweeping Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the E-Rate program for the 21st century.&nbsp;&nbsp; The NPRM asks many questions including whether there
 should be additional funding for the E-Rate program. This is a critical watershed moment for the E-Rate program and an opportunity to ensure the future of connectivity and digital learning for our nation&#8217;s students. The FCC needs to hear from educators like
 you on why the E-Rate is so crucial to support digital learning and why an increased investment in high-speed broadband connectivity is needed.
<a href="http://capwiz.com/edtech/utr/1/CVJGTIOGEA/DBPHTIOWQL/9842995671">Click here</a> to find a draft letter that you can personalize and instructions on how to submit your comments to the FCC. While initial comments are due by September 16th, you can comment
 until October 16th. Make your voice heard today!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Here are some points to consider when drafting your comments:<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Should Be Guided by Few, Clear Performance Goals and Metrics<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Must Better Align to Education Needs and Governance Responsibilities<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Must Prioritize Equity of Access to Robust Broadband by 100% of Schools<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Must be Fiscally Responsible<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Should Incent Participant Innovation<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Should Reduce Participant Burden<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">&middot;<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]>A Modernized E-Rate Must Provide Specific, Predictable and Sufficient Funding to Address K-12 Broadband Infrastructure Needs<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">EdTech Action Network</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">
<i>Issue and Action Center</i> for E-Rate Comment Letter<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><a href="http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/issue-and-action-center">http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/issue-and-action-center</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Thank you for supporting this worthwhile effort to modernize our E-Rate program.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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