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In Support of Common Issues and Public Education

VICTORY! Historic E-Rate increase to help over 20 million students

In large part thanks to the sustained advocacy of NEA members, including during the Representative Assembly, the Federal Communications Commission approved a historic $1.5 billion increase in E-Rate funding that will help over 20 million students during the next five years by providing affordable telecommunications and Internet access for public schools and libraries. “All of our students, regardless of their zip code, deserve access to the digital tools and the time to learn,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “The first-ever significant increase in funding of the E-Rate program will bring broadband to the communities that need it the most—students and educators in urban, rural, and low-density populated areas.”

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