January 18, 2022

Statement: “Public Knowledge Applauds Senate Passage of COVID-19 Legislation to Help Connect Students Without Broadband at Home”

From Public Knowledge (March 6, 2021):

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.

Learn More, Read the Complete Statement

See Also: House Approves $7.6 Billion for E-rate to Address Homework Gap (Statement From the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition (2/27/2021)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.