NSBA weighs in on broadband plan

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the effort and commitment in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) National Broadband Plan to identify options for improving educational achievement and global competiveness.

At the same time, implementation of many of the recommendations will require additional resources.

"We support the FCC recommendation to increase the cap for E-Rate funds for Internet connections but urge the FCC and Congress to preserve and enhance this resource for schools and libraries before expanding to other uses," Bryant said. "Strengthening the role of schools and libraries through the E-Rate program and other resources is vital to provide 21st century skills and prepare students and communities to be competitive in a global economy."

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