DORCHESTER CO., Md. - After the Federal Communications Commission voted to revamp its federal E-rate program, one local school district says it would welcome any new funding.
Dorchester County School District says that there are needs for wireless access in many of their schools and as they learn more about the FCC's modernized program, funding will be requested.
On Friday, the FCC announced plans to overhaul the $2.3 billion program, moving funds away from out-of-date programs such as paging services. In a statement release, the federal organization laid out proposes three goals for a modernized E-rate program: increased broadband capacity; cost-effective purchasing; and streamlined program administration.
Schools have until September to provide it.