Congratulations and thank you for all of your work in support of increasing funding for the E-Rate program. Today, Chairman Wheeler unveiled his proposal to complete the modernization of the E-Rate program that includes a $1.5 billion increase to the annual E-Rate Cap! We know this historic proposed increase would not be possible without the collaboration and partnership with the ISTE affiliates. ISTE sent the below alert to subscribers of the ISTE Advocacy Network and released this press statement and posted an updated ISTE E-Rate Modernization Infographic on the EdTekHub.
The FCC Commissioners will vote on Chairman Wheeler’s proposal on December 11. ISTE has strongly and loudly endorsed the proposal and we will continue to message and be vocal advocates to see this proposal to the finish line. However, there is some opposition to this funding increase so we will need to remain steadfast in our advocacy.