Statement: “Public Knowledge Applauds Senate Passage of COVID-19 Legislation to Help Connect Students Without Broadband at Home”
Today, the U.S. Senate passed the next round of desperately needed COVID-19 relief. Among other provisions, the relief bill helps students access broadband — or stay connected — during the pandemic by providing additional funding for the E-rate program to cover for K-12 distance learning.
The legislation provides $7 billion in support for broadband connectivity to help students learn at home, which will ensure that children — particularly those who live in communities of color, low-income households, and rural areas — are not left behind in their educational needs and opportunities.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.