Raising the Erate Cap

by Jean Tower

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In the second phase of the moderinization of erate, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, is expected to propose an increase in the annual cap on spending. It is being reported that he will request raising the cap by 1.5 billion dollars to 3.9 billion. These details come from a spokesperson at the FCC.

I hope the proposal comes soon and that the commission overcomes “politics” and passes raising the cap – it is needed. As the FCC spokesperson said:

“While the impact on consumers will be small, the impact on children, teachers, local communities and American competitiveness will be great”
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