he FCC recently approved the first changes to the E-Rate program since it began in 1996. Ensure your district is up to speed on new eligibility rules and discount calculations by downloading this E-Rate 2.0 Survival Guide: Education-Grade Wi-Fi for 21st Century Learning. The goal of the changes is to close the Wi-Fi gap and to support personalized learning for every K through 12 student no matter where they go to school across the country — rural, urban or anywhere in between. 21st Century schools need robust networks with high-density broadband capacity. The E-Rate program helps U.S. schools build out that capacity.