Report: “Senate Democrats to Introduce Bill Boosting Funding for Student Internet Access”
From The Hill:
Four Senate Democrats on Thursday announced their intentions to introduce legislation aimed at ensuring that K-12 students have access to the internet amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced schools across the country to pivot to online learning.
The Emergency Educational Connections Act would create a special $4 billion fund for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to disburse to schools and libraries to buy Wi-Fi hotspots, routers and internet-connected devices.
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- Read Track the House Legislation: H.R. 6563: Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020 (via GovTrack.us)
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