The National Association of Counties (NACo) will be co-hosting a webinar, From Broadband Infrastructure to Phone Discounts: Communities Benefit from Schools & Libraries Discount (E-Rate) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 3:15 pm EDT.
From NACo’s website:
Please join the National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC), and United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on a webinar with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss the Commission’s efforts to assist state and local governments in deploying high-capacity broadband to every school and library in the United States. The FCC operates the nation’s largest education and library technology program, known as the E-rate program (providing discounts on telecommunications and broadband for schools and libraries). Leaders from the FCC will provide information on the Commission’s ongoing efforts to modernize the E-rate program to ensure all schools and libraries have access to high-capacity broadband. Specifically, they will provide information on new rules in place to provide sustainable funding for Wi-Fi and upcoming steps under consideration to close the capacity gap that exists for so many schools and libraries, particularly in rural areas, but in urban areas as well. They will also address efforts to ensure that schools and libraries get access to the best service at affordable rates.
Click here to register for the webinar.