January 27, 2022

Report: E-Rate Changes Would Emphasize Wi-Fi for Schools, Libraries

From Telecompetitor:

 The FCC is considering changes to the E-rate program aimed at speeding the deployment of Wi-Fi within schools and libraries. The commission proposes to make permanent certain budget changes adopted on a limited-time basis several years ago.


Traditionally, category one services were prioritized, and most funding requests for category two services were denied because of insufficient budget, the FCC explains in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) adopted last month and made public yesterday. But in 2014, the commission temporarily changed how funding decisions are made with the goal of shifting more funding toward category two services.

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