E-Rate Increase

November 17, 2014

According to Edward Wyatt of the New York Times, FCC Chairman Wheeler is set to release his proposal today for a $1.5 billion increase ($2-$6 per phone bill monthly) for E-Rate, the educational part of the Universal Service Fund. The schools and libraries that qualify for this program are not up-to-date now, and will continue to fall behind, hampering the poorest Americans. Opposition is expected from the two Republican Commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission. 
Aims to Bolster Internet for Schools