E-rate Modernization Empowers Students and Library Patrons

Edmond, Okla. (Feb. 5, 2014) – Funds For Learning (FFL) Chief Executive Officer John Harrington released the following statement today after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s remarks at the National Digital Learning Day event at the Library of Congress:

“I applaud Chairman Wheeler’s commitment to bringing high-speed connectivity to every school and library. Ubiquitous broadband Internet access for students and library patrons is a national priority – and one that is readily achievable via the existing E-rate funding program.

Unfortunately, as of today, our nation’s schools and libraries lag behind in the types of connectivity that they need, particularly in classrooms. To quote the Chairman, this is ‘a crisis that undermines our nation’s future.’

The time for action is now. Chairman Wheeler has laid out a pragmatic course that will provide both immediate and long-term improvements to the E-rate funding program.

We all share a responsibility to serve and support our library patrons and students. A modernized E-rate program will dramatically impact every community in America. Funds For Learning pledges our support to this initiative, including a commitment to providing additional tools and resources to support E-rate applicants at no cost to them.”

About Funds For Learning
Funds For Learning, LLC, is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants through the E-rate regulatory process and is an advocate for the use of educational technologies and student Internet access. Formed in 1997, Funds For Learning provides professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program to clients in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.FundsForLearning.com or phone 405-341-4140.

Media Contacts

• John Harrington, Funds For Learning, LLC, 405-471-0900, jharrington@fundsforlearning.com
• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com

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