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Nov. 8: New Deadline for Filing Comments on E-Rate

There’s still time to have an impact on the future of the E-Rate thanks to the extension of the deadline for filing comments to Nov. 8.
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There’s still time to have an impact on the future of the E-Rate thanks to the extension of the deadline for filing comments to Nov. 8. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted this extension following the recent 16-day government shut down.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) members from around the country continued to share their voices through an online form on the association’s web site. To date more than 1,000 individuals have filed comments on the E-Rate update and ISTE has generated approximately 40 percent of the filings.

ISTE Board Members Betsy Goeltz, Kathy Schrock and Sheryl Nussbaum Beach are among those who have told the FCC about the value of the E-Rate program. Each offered a different perspective on the success of the program, but all three urged the Commissioners to increase the program’s funding to at least $5 billion to meet current demand.

Educators interested in joining these ISTE Board Members and others around the country to tell the FCC about the ways E-rate has improved teaching and learning in their schools or districts should visit: https://www.iste.org/about-iste/advocacy/e-rate.

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ISTE Urges Educators to Share E-Rate Success Stories With Federal Communications CommissionWASHINGTON, D.C. –Oct. 31, 2013 –There’s still time to have an impact on the future of the E-Rate thanks to the extension of the deadline for filing comments to Nov. 8. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted this extension following the recent 16-day government shut down.“The impact of the E-Rate program on our schools has been transformational, but as technology evolves, so must E-Rate. That is why I called for the FCC to begin a proceeding to update the program. Now is the time for educators and educational professionals from around the Nation to weigh in with the FCC. We must help build a record about the need for next-generation Internet connectivity in our schools and libraries," said United States Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV. "The global economy demands an increasingly educated workforce with higher skills and strong backgrounds in science, math and technology. Our students must have access to high-speed Internet connectivity to gain the skills necessary to compete.”